Through That Day
Through that day of yesterday
one full sun ago, together, their
spirits fed, walking as lovers past
Warm smell of intimacy flowing between two
like nectar to the thirsting throat. Warm feel
of smiles like there was the first time they ever met
and met like a finding of home.
Warm grace in their voices, warm fear
in their laughter, warm
like a justborn child.
There when walking their depths
merged in an uncompromising blessing –
the chaos of confusion
from their astonished eyes.
Copyright © 1997 by Allison Grayhurst
First published in “Novelmasters” July 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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