New Era by Allison Grayhurst

Raja's Insight

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

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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

Raja's Insight

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

BookCoverImage Allison Grayhurst

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

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com


Allison GrayhurstAbout the Author

Allison Grayhurst is a member…

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