The Mind That Sings


The Mind That Sings


The mind that sings

the stolen dream, remains

free from all that thievery.

I wait on tomorrow, though

I know life should be more

than waiting. So I paint

the cupboards in rainbow hues

and I speak the hidden part

to those I love, so no mistakes

will follow. I open doors I’d

rather close

just to trace an answer.



Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst




First published in “Clockwise Cat, Issue 31, Clockcat Orange Spring/Summer 2015”, June 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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