Days I Discover


Days I Discover


Days of sand between the toes

and laughter in my soup.

Days of much affection

and the soft giving smile

when long-held hopes are being realized

and the house is painted new.

Days of happy mornings and stained-glass angels

glowing against the window.

Days of gratitude and the growing of

a child’s spectacular heart.

Days when what is is enough

and the future feels like the first day

of a life-long love.



Copyright © 2002 by Allison Grayhurst



First published in “Black Mirror Magazine” April 2015

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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.



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