Eating from an imaginary spoon

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Flies by Allison Grayhurst

Creative Talents Unleashed

By dawn the flies

released their shape into

the soothing wind and what

came back was the weary pulse

of dying wings grafted to the day.

What world was this inside their

dark heads that honoured the

photograph over the experience,

that held up frivolous wealth like

a deserved trophy?

What faith was plucked with the flowers

as all their little tongues reached out to pocket

the short-term scent?

The flies live in their high castles like undergrounds

enjoying only the drive and privileged complaints.

They call themselves the philanthropists and

the even-tempered elite.

But I see them in the honey jar

and count them as already gone.

© Allison Grayhurst

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New Era by Allison Grayhurst

Creative Talents Unleashed

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.

© Allison Grayhurst

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Allison GrayhurstAbout the Author

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the League of Canadian Poets. Three of her poems have been nominated for Sundress Publications “Best of the Net” 2015, and she…

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Girl by Allison Grayhurst

Creative Talents Unleashed

Under the willow tree a girl

was standing, lonely with

the worst of nights ahead.

They said

drink from the tar pit waters and swallow

the oysters that lost their shells.

She saw the drug the wind made

though she did not let it shift her steadfast heart.

Everywhere the notion stood

that fighting back is better than

the tender wave, better than

empathy and believing in affection.

The willow leaves have gone brown and the girl has moved

beside a cliff. She dances as though she

could not fall. And though they gasp to pity

her poor body against rocks and ridges,

she continues to move like a beautiful sound,

sure of the hand that guides her.

© Allison Grayhurst

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My Body Goes by Allison Grayhurst

Creative Talents Unleashed

Through the blinds

my body goes soaring

touching the hawk and

choppy clouds.

It dips through the misty air

holding hands with the winter.

It opens its mouth to taste the wind

and sees a balloon float by.

Then it lands in dunes of sand

covered in unmarred snow.

A wren’s small footprints lead it down the

slope into the underbrush where a

hound dog has curled into a sleeping ball.

It tiptoes past to the side road where

two children are singing their ABCs

and making angels in the snow.

When back in flight, it rides the twilight’s rays

into this room and leans

to sip a drink of cold coffee, tasting

like liquorice candy.

© Allison Grayhurst

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Excerpt from the book “Trial And Witness – Selected Poems”

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Allison GrayhurstAbout the Author

Allison Grayhurst is a member of the…

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The Poetry of Allison Grayhurst – Completed Works from 1988 to 2017 in Six Volumes

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The Poetry of Allison Grayhurst – completed works from 1988 to 2017 (Volume 1 of 5)

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The Poetry of Allison Grayhurst – completed works from 1988 to 2017 (Volume 2 of 5)

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A Little Bit of Magic: That’s what happens when a singer/songwriter and a poet team up

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What’s it like for a poet and a singer/songwriter to pool their talents and produce an album? That’s something I’ve wondered about. I thought perhaps some of you have as well.  When I found out that Diane Barbarash and Allison Grayhurst did just that, I asked them to share their experience with us here. / J.D.


Diane Barbarash:

The collaboration for the album River began on New Year’s Eve 2016 when I was reading Trial and Witness –Selected Poems by Allison Grayhurst.

I should first explain that Allison and I were extremely close friends back in Toronto, my old hometown. Several years ago I moved 3,000 miles west, landing in Vancouver on the west coast of Canada. I think it’s hard to maintain friendships with such distance so over time we focused more on our private lives and lost our regular communication.

Sometime in 2016 Allison and I reconnected, and it was…

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