In Perspective


In Perspective


Watching with chaos

rampant in my head, the unbroken

bread leaves me dreamless.

But that will be for now and though

grace is dim, it is near like the ghost

of a dead loved one. The wind warns me

to keep breathing. These bleak months will

work themselves into a monumental miracle,

and every gesture I do today will paint my

room new for tomorrow. In all the places

that count, joy will be fed. It says

humble your sail and drift with the hungry tide.

It says, hold this sand and plan your next

sculpture. Soon these cruel days

will be a grain lost

beneath some ageless waters.



Copyright © 2002 by Allison Grayhurst



Published in “Lucidity Poetry Journal, Vol 31, No. 3, Fall Issue” July 2017


Published in “Stay Weird and Keep Writing Publishing” June 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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