New Era

New Era

              From the start I believed

in never bending, but now I am a weather-vane,

guided by singing.

              Now, in movement I grow like a wild weed –

a glutton of untouched terrain.

              I have put on the iron mask,

burned my skin for the battles

of another. That shore is sinking

and my globe has altered its axle.

              I put away my grown-up philosophy

to live by impulse and the pity of God.

              The task is done, the ice is swallowed.          

It is time to love the gargoyles and create

a new form of beauty.

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Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “The Screech Owl” and “The Screech Owl” Issue 3

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Published in “Creative Talents Unleashed” January 2019

New Era by Allison Grayhurst

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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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No Hope – For Good

No Hope –

           For Good

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Understand, I was pleading

like Job under the wire

for the arrival of hope.

But now I see that hope is murder to the seed

of this emerging beginning.

It is not a butterfly shred in a child’s hands

but the cause of dark inertia,

giving despair a little more fuel to run with,

preventing the final collapse, stopping the black hole

that will suck the last trickle of false expectations through,

keeping me pinned to this stalled, starved and stale

universe like a crushed insect clinging for breath.

It is hope but also torture that takes death away

from that which needs to die.

It is hope but not enough to build on,

so it is better that it never comes, never runs

along side this something spectacular that is trying

to break through.

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Copyright © 2004 by Allison Grayhurst

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First published in “Extract(s)” magazine and anthology, 2012

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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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