The Loyal Unknown

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The Loyal Unknown

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I would like to hide

from the mountains, sleep

as a thief

in the assaulted night.

 

            How do I compare my

                        enemies? They all smell

of slain desires,

            itching like mealworms

in a bird’s thin crop.

 

            Among the widowed faces

there is

            a gateway

into the unfathomable, happy

past: Wolves eyes, I see

confronting with unaware darkness.

            The hypocrites play

their tune so beautifully stagnant, making me stumble

into oblivion.

            One day when I was walking

on Arizona ground in a dry summer,

I caught a glimpse of

            icy love: It came

convulsing

            from the sun

to avenge my perfect day. It was an apparition,

reconciling

            the whole world

to the paradoxical

                        cross.

            Sometimes smiles

are as irretrievable

                        as murder.

Someone is watching me

from corridors.

 

            Today, it is chaos.

            Tomorrow – a child

will be born.

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Copyright © 1991 by Allison Grayhurst

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Published in “The Furious Gazelle” December 2017

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First published in “Synchronized Chaos” August 2017

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“Grayhurst’s rapturous outpouring of imagery makes her poems easily enjoyable … Like a sear the poet seeks to fathom sensual and spiritual experience through the images of a dream.” Canadian Literature

 “Allison Grayhurst’s Common Dream is a massive book by a talented and enthusiastic young writer, with a feel for descriptive, meaningful verse. Philosophical and very deep,” Paul Rance, editor of Eastern Rainbow, U.K.,  spring 1993.

“Her poems read like the journal entries of a mystic – perhaps that what they are. They are abstract and vivid, like a dreamy manifestation of soul. This is the best way, in prose, one can describe the music which is … the poetry of Allison Grayhurst,” Blaise Wigglesworth Oh! Magazine

“Rich images and complex, shifting metaphors drive Allison Grayhurst’s poems. She focuses on sexual love and interior landscapes, widening to include the heart, eternity and all.”  Next Exit

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Dark Prophets

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Dark Prophets

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They hold the ghost feather.

They cry by cause of extreme imaginations.

Paranoia on pillows,

the stench of shoes and month-old towels

under fingernails.

Liberty in sleeping pills & mirrors

that have no shine.

 

This they have, spirits stabbed

with hunger, doubt & arrogance

raging equally by their bedsides.

Encyclopedias divulged in dead languages

& hoards of filthy critics teasing with

axe and indifference

their true-goal flower.

 

They crack their heads on insecurity.

They do not believe in this world.

 

From balconies, from strait-jackets,

from honeymoon apartments, they expose

the human guilt, delicate visions

that seduce the blind with wonder.

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Copyright © 1995 by Allison Grayhurst

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Published in “The Furious Gazelle” December 2017

http://thefuriousgazelle.com/2017/12/15/allison-grayhurst-2/

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First published in “Synchronized Chaos” August 2017 under the title “Prophets”

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http://synchchaos.com/poetry-from-allison-grayhurst-4/

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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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