Sing, for love is in his astounding

form and mind that welcomes the intricate unknown.

In his touch are the things of wings and

a leopard’s elusive step.

              Sing for his heart is a cavern where

mysteries are kept, where my lineage begins

and the mirror is no more.

              Sing, for the sensual stomach, for the

timelessness of impassioned blood.

              Sing, for the connecting limbs, for the

instinctual rhythm inside that joins us higher,

together at the deepest core.



Copyright © 2000 by Allison Grayhurst





Published in “New Mystics” April 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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