In Some Uncertain Future


In Some Uncertain Future


     I will sing again

of love that has found its verb and swell

and the avalanche of summer clouds will

consume me in their infinite shapes.

               I will cry again

the beautiful cry for the marriage of

heart and soul that must separate to

know each concealed fault.

               I will know again

my soul split from shock,

the mind’s tumbleweed and the choirs of

starlings beneath the overpass, baying

into endless sundown.

               I will feel again

that I am sinking like a snagged bird

from the sky of my belonging, feel the

things of guilty souls and how the night

can rid a heart of wonder.

               I will see again

a tribe of dark horses racing

on rooftops, my breast, an ocean of rolling moons

and an indelible smile.

               I will hold again

a duty of religious flare, a winter

bolted in the void where the snows

begin to fall like cut daises.



Copyright © 1997 by Allison Grayhurst



First published in “Tuck Magazine” March 2015Tuck MagazineTuck Magazine In Some Uncertain Future 1 Tuck Magazine In Some Uncertain Future 2Tuck Magazine contibutors


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 “Allison Grayhurst intertwines a potent spirituality throughout her work so that each poem is not simply a statement or observation, but a revelation that demands the reader’s personal involvement. Grayhurst’s poetic genius is profound and evident. Her voice is uniquely authentic, undeniable in its dignified vulnerability as it is in its significance,” Kyp Harness, singer/songwriter, author.

“Allison Grayhurst’s poems are like cathedrals witnessing and articulating in unflinching graphic detail the gritty angst and grief of life, while taking it to rare clarity, calm and comfort. Grayhurst’s work is haunting, majestic and cleansing, often leaving one breathless in the wake of its intelligence, hope, faith and love amidst the muck of life. Many of Allison Grayhurst’s poems are simply masterpieces. Grayhurst’s poetry is a lighthouse of intelligent honour… indeed, intelligence rips through her work like white water,” Taylor Jane Green, Registered Spiritual Psychotherapist and author.

Reviews of  ‘Journey of the Awakening’:
“Journey of the Awakening is the first book of poetry that I have read of Allison Grayhurst. While reading it began to sound familiar, the comment to myself was “She is as good as Sylvia Plath”. When I finished the book I read comments from others who referred to her as “In the style of Sylvia Plath”; Ms Plath, one of my favorite poets had no match until Ms Grayhurst’s work. Congratulations to her on her achievements, I am already a ‘fan’, the love of her work will continue to grow,” Ann Johnson-Murphree, poet and author.
“Grayhurst is a great Canadian poet. All of Allison Grayhurst’s poetry is original, sometimes startling, and more often than not, powerful. Anyone who loves modern poetry that does not follow the common path will find Grayhurst complex, insightful, and as good a poet as anyone writing in the world today. This, and other Grayhurst poetry volumes are highly, highly recommended,” Tom Davis, poet, novelist and educator.



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