Slowly, without reason


Slowly, without reason



a breath will come and then

another until the spell of defeat is

broken, until the dream stays full and flavourful

in the mouth.

We hold hands in the storm. Love can be very

difficult, it is a constant rebounding back to the essentials,

to what really counts and how to fight for it,

stay close to it, commit to it as one.

Love is the shape of his lips, the dance he does in

the middle of a TV show. The world is hard, but not

hard enough to break God’s wishbone, not hard enough

that we can’t walk through it – him and I,

leaving futility and gravity behind.

The roof is ripped. But it doesn’t matter.

He makes me happy. Together,

       a pearl is found.




Copyright © 2010 by Allison Grayhurst





Published “AWS Publishing” March 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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