I see the things


I see the things


we will never share,

like my children on your knee

or the bright fountain of this new life.

I see the changing years and sometimes

even forget to talk to you in my head

or shed the bitter tear.

But I still feel

a living warmth in the shades of your picture,

and I can hear your voice in the furnace call.

I can remember.



Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst





Published in “PoetryMagazine” December 2015 under the title “Dad”

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.First published in “Dark Blooms Literary Zine”, October 2015 under the title “Dad”

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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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