The Gentle Seed


The Gentle Seed



        The gentle seed

has changed face and made

its being heard.

Thickened veins, oversized

breasts and hands that no longer sing

are reflections of the pulsing heart

of one who has not learned

the ways of the human cry.

No voice but the kick and turn, but

a destiny yet to begin.


        The gentle seed

that has grown within me

is like candy on the tongue,

like fruit to the green insects and

spring to the marigold, is a no-turning-back

and a waiting-to-behold.


        The gentle seed

that will forever be part of my own,

has turned death on its side,

showing me peace in the remains

of my burnt garden.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst



.First published in “Communicators League” March 2017

Three Poems | by Allison Grayhurst 


Published in “Eskimo Pie” May 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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