What Is Good


What Is Good



Wonder. Wonder

gone to the birds

to feed with the little people

and the Friday harvest.


        I know my vision and

        know the unaligned vertebrae

        and the horror of sinking under

        the world’s dubious sands.

        Give me a gate that blesses my being,

        let summer be gone.


Wonder. Wonder

bake me in the wonder

of a child’s first year, and

a softer way of seeking.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst




.First published in “Winamop” January 2017

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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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