One Light


One Light


that sails the final way,

dreams the book open, gives

and gets its power from the place

of no middle ground.

One light that knows that the grey space

sandwiched between life and death

                       between faith and Godlessness

is not, can not, has never been


One light that is light

like water is water

and nothing more.

One light that redefines the passageway

of the body’s nerves,

that is the way of keeping whole,

the only necessary blessing.

One light infiltrating the nail grooves,

that answers only that which is not

intuitive-denying action, dismantles

the rules of the world while offering

so much more.



Copyright © 2006 by Allison Grayhurst





Published in “Indie Poets Indeed” November 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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