Hit The Mark


Hit The Mark


This sunrise, rushing

from your pores, smooth and

bright as perfection

has trailed out from a loving home,

out from the endurance of a decade tattooed

to your skin.

You, under the spotlight

bearing no fractures

are as close as the bone is to the shell.

And everyone was transported, gliding

through your soliloquy like birds in

a cool spring air.

A coming together, a rejoicing of all

your struggles, the last completing thread,

magic and kindled by your spiritual voice.

Animated like silver dust on still water, you arrived.

You made the world, at last,

understand and listen.



Copyright © 2002 by Allison Grayhurst




Published in “Our Poetry Archive, Contemporary Women’s Poetry Anthology ” July 2017




Published in “Medusa’s Kitchen” 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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