The Luminous Light


The Luminous Light


The settling light

that bends a path through my woods

is placed again into the chamber and

has constructed something miraculous.

It has brought what was needed to the forefront

when the shattered, the held-together-by-a-pinprick world

mastered the decree of reality,

and all around and before was grey

and sheered off wings,

when it was hard to remember childhood trust

that trusts that every engraving on the bark

of every tree is deliberately carved with love,

that the sacred purpose of that love is absolute love, is

the purpose – and yes – there is no other plan but

to return to the moment of sweet creation.



Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst





Published in “Upender” September 2015

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And published in “Medusa’s Kitchen” September 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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