Upon these days I spot

some children, hair like

silken straw under a daisy sun.

Three so in love with the wild bush

and humorous song and with each other –

with strong affection they spend their

mornings in exalted play.

Arm around arm, the oldest only five,

they know friendship that separates the lucky

from the hoards of thirsty travelers, they know

the embrace of childhood connection unmarred

by fractured homes.

Two joined by blood, one by fate, each

by the unseen link of tender recognition.

I watch their actions of natural glory

and feel their laughter like swallows circling

above their small heads.



Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst




First published in “Grease Monkey Literary Forum”, 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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