My Little Girl


My Little Girl


My little girl

is the flesh of creative love.

She keeps in time with

the rhythm of her muse

and unlocks the special light

in her pocket.

My little girl

is the warmth of an unhatched egg,

like being in the comfort of home

while watching a rain storm –

she is summer on the porch,

the soft evening glow on a newborn’s skin.

My little girl

is young, but carries

a deeply-rooted compassion in her eyes.

She is crazy as a painter’s erratic brushstroke

and funny as a comedian’s best stance.

Her will is her hunger and also the music

of the rain. She loves the butterfly and the

cat, loves to caress the head of the thin-haired infant.

Her colours are yellow and grey, like the autumn sun

and the sea without the sun on an overcast day.

My little girl is tender and free and

I am grateful to know such a one and to have her be

my little girl.



Copyright © 2002 by Allison Grayhurst



First published in “Literature Today, Volume 3” 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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