Lost Night


Lost Night



speaks this lost night,

comes the cold shadow

and takes my breath away.


Hot heart, heavy mind

mutually weary of one another.



like the low flight of birds,

like the river’s rhythm,

and the resting fish within,

like the deep shade of this fading dusk.


I follow the storm

into the wave,

I follow the sun

into the darkening sky

and enter straight into midnight.


So help  me . . .



Copyright © 1991 by Allison Grayhurst


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First published in “Poetry WLU- A University Arts Journal, Volume 10”, Spring 1989

Published under the pseudonym “Jocelyn Kain” aka Allison Grayhurst

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“Grayhurst’s rapturous outpouring of imagery makes her poems easily enjoyable … Like a sear the poet seeks to fathom sensual and spiritual experience through the images of a dream.” Canadian Literature

 “Allison Grayhurst’s Common Dream is a massive book by a talented and enthusiastic young writer, with a feel for descriptive, meaningful verse. Philosophical and very deep,” Paul Rance, editor of Eastern Rainbow, U.K.,  spring 1993.

“Her poems read like the journal entries of a mystic – perhaps that what they are. They are abstract and vivid, like a dreamy manifestation of soul. This is the best way, in prose, one can describe the music which is … the poetry of Allison Grayhurst,” Blaise Wigglesworth Oh! Magazine

“Rich images and complex, shifting metaphors drive Allison Grayhurst’s poems. She focuses on sexual love and interior landscapes, widening to include the heart, eternity and all.”  Next Exit



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