Of The Same Cloth

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Of The Same Cloth

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    A perfect balance

of mystery and understanding

we contain in our

fiery hour.

              Like a gull

against the sky, we merge under

the thick thighs of God.

              You enter me like water

enters earth and I am within

you like a fish inside a wave.

              Wave of your exotic beauty,

always capturing me, new to me, a taste

of perfect fulfilment. You bare the teeth

of a stranger, a hand of delicate,

tireless motion and I sink in the snows

of your spell, chilled by your intensity, by

the beautiful form of a man beside me.

              You give to me the gallery of your secrets

as I give to you the skin of my defence.

We are the lucky one:

              marigolds and cathedral stones

              line our weathered pockets.

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Copyright © 1998 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Nazar Look, Year 5, Issue 44” September 2015

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First published in “Boston Poetry Magazine”

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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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Review of The Longing To Be: 

“The contents of Allison Grayhurst’s book The Longing To Be are both personal and universal and are described in such thematic and golden terms that one can see that a lot of thought has gone into each line. The poems are written mostly in free verse throughout, with both rhythm and soul weaved into them. For some poems, the layout seems experimental, and there is definitely a playfulness in the way that the words and verses fall onto the page. Others do conform to a “norm”, whatever that is. All are dramatic and thoughtful. These are layered poems with new horizons presented to the reader in every re-read. The effect is to keep things fresh with poems that constantly surprise in spite, and because of, the number of times being read. I thoroughly recommend The Longing To Be as a poetry book to study carefully and cherish far into the future,” poet Brian Shirra.

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