Whenever roused with grief

or shaken by the cynic’s cry,

I feed on your words and warmth

then wonder why I stood so long

held by the darkened grip.


For in your subtle bend

and caressing voice,

the rain is petty, as are all the

drunk and desolate things that

send my spirit heaving.


Whenever lost

in the crushing swirl

where sick and mindless crowds

roam, I draw up your face

from my memory’s well and

am eased, believing once again

through fear and disappointment.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst




Published in “Poetryrepairs Isuue #224” May 2016

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Published in “Duane’s PoeTree” March 2016

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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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