Comments on Allison Grayhurst poetry worth noting

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This page is in appreciation for all the incredible comments made on my work. Most have been from other poets. Many comments are poetic, insightful, and articulate. I would like to thank every person who took the time and energy to let me know how my work affected them. Not one comment has gone unnoticed, even though they are not all included on this page. These comments have moved me deeply, giving me incentive to keep writing.

 

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Comments made on poems shared on All Poetry

https://allpoetry.com/AllisonGrayhurst

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There are names

There are names

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16791731-There-are-names-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Air Anchor – This Poem speaks to the depths of my being, kind of reminds me of Prufrock Love Song by T.S. Eliot, but it also delivers something more, poignant and nostalgia-inducing (in a good way) thanks for sharing! In my mind this is art 100%

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Only for a time

Only for a time

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16806952-Only-for-a-time-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Bill Schiller – absolutely beautiful. gorgeous language and rich with insight

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When

When

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16818348-When-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Harris40tude – by george, a thoroughly great creation allowing, enabling, and providing me (the enthusiastic listener) with rapt attention, who matter of fact replayed the youtube recording more than once.
Great

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Direction

Direction

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16654138-Direction-by-AllisonGrayhurst

brandon – Such an incredibly beautiful write. The flow paired perfectly with that imagery. Tight share

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Direction

Direction

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16654138-Direction-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – As always, your writing reminds me of the fine scrollwork etched into the aged ivory of fallen heroes—admired as much for its beauty as its content.
Inspiring

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Lift

Lift

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16659163-Lift-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Thessander – A well convey poem that really deliver a punch to the gut with its emotive message and powerful powerful wordplay.
Lovely

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Initiation

Initiation

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16667509-Initiation-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jack tomkovick – “guide me into your soundproof room” good line. + “a clean bill of health” + “days showered with talkative sparrows”
great line!!! + “just small spillages” like oil spills of decency and hope. Bravo. loved this! Nice write.

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Triage

Triage

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16669005-Triage-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Anjali219 – A lot of emotions in just one masterpiece, it’s incredible. It has pain, hope, fear, anxiety, anger, and whatnot. I love it thank you for sharing

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Sparrow

Sparrow

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16675300-Sparrow-by-AllisonGrayhurst

ARMundell – Lovely imagery in this poem! Especially love ‘the bull shark is coming with the encroaching wave’ and ‘open the cage-latch, cup me as your own’. Great poem!

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Thinking Outside

Thinking Outside

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16755783-Thinking-Outside-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Walter Alter – Jeez, Allison, this is some seeriously evocative versing with a natural lilt and accessible stretch between meta and phor.

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Beach

Beach

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16768196-Beach-by-AllisonGrayhurst

shepromisedmenothing – Vibrant imagery and I love the word choices you used. Refreshing way of describing a well-know landscape!

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When This Is Over

When This Is Over

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16773526-When-This-Is-Over-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Howard Liggins – Your words are very colorful and exacting.  Good Work!

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Building a Temple

Building a Temple

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16545912-Building-a-Temple-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Sam Peter Sandil – That was deep, and amazing work. A truly wonderful piece of poetry

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Unharmed

Unharmed

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16599716-Unharmed-by-AllisonGrayhurst

HuBaChi – I must say, being on the neuromolecularly integrated side of entanglement, your masterpiece, reads in streams of so much variation, each to be applauded and never known

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Threshold

Threshold

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16618010-Threshold-by-AllisonGrayhurst

TheINVISIBLEman – This is a really good write, it makes me feel almost if I’ve been dragged to hell against my will in a very interesting way.
Clever piece

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Fountain

Fountain

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16624644-Fountain-by-AllisonGrayhurst

I.am.Lois – The metaphor within your poem provokes deep thought. I suspect most of us have such a fountain sitting in our back yard. I liked this poem very much. It was well written, and I like a poem that rolls around in my mind after I’ve finished reading it.

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Waterfall

Waterfall

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16626411-Waterfall-by-AllisonGrayhurst

S…O.A – This was powerful at best, it resonates with the voice of a man (woman) who found purpose and will not back down no matter what.
Amazing

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Backtrack then forward

Backtrack then forward

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16632177-Backtrack-then-forward-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Spacebound426 – I really enjoyed reading your poem! Excellent expressionism! Incredible insight! Well done! Thank you for sharing this piece!

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Running, lightwave riding

Running, lightwave riding

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16644114-Running–lightwave-riding-by-AllisonGrayhurst

brandon – I really enjoyed this write. That wordplay and flow were remarkable. Thank u for this share.

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Resilience

Resilience

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16648924-Resilience-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Moonwolfsinging – I like the subtle rhymes such as bonfire and star, know and stone, plus gathering translating bursting constellations and engage/exchange.  I found the meaning of the poem harder to engage with.  I particularly like the image of bright gathering and bursting floral mastery of endless constellations.  I like the awe you bring to the description of the universe.

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Egg

Egg

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16650672-Egg-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Katie Lauren – Amazing poem, incredibly well written. Enjoyed reading it.

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Reformation

Reformation

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16531104-Reformation-by-AllisonGrayhurst

HuBaChi – Expressive write, hard to know the hold, the source of its brilliance, but to imagine

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I will make my way across the water

I will make my way across the water

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14985191-I-will-make-my-way-across-the-water-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Wonderfully written. Images carved into my mind.

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The Letting Go (a five-part poem)

The Letting Go (a five-part poem)

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15981976-Excerpt-from-poem–The-Letting-Go–Deviant—by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – “Blast” is a colossally dark, yearning-churning diatribe that exudes the intensity of Shakespeare’s “Out dam spot!”  The line that caused my own soul to churn was “Cruel corpse rising from a muddy grave.” The phrase that made me gasp:

“You stood on my shoes as I was

wearing them, dug your heels in

and spat in my eyes.”
Great

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High Alert

High Alert

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15986943-Excerpt-from-poem–High-Alert–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Larale Renee – Ooo moving poem. And vivid imagery. I see it and I feel it. Thank you!

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Figurine

Figurine

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15801427-Figurine-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Oscar Stuta – Wow this is beautiful i felt inspired and you made my imagination go beyond what is normal
Inspiring

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Onward

Onward

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15803223-Onward-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Leslie S Powers – A surprising image in what first appears to be romantic, then tragic, then an affirmation of a human bond.  Wonderful!

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Consecrated

Consecrated

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15810343-Consecrated-by-AllisonGrayhurst

PoArtry X – This piece expressed to me such a mastery of language and content…Impressed
Nicely done

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Unseen

Unseen

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15815813-Unseen-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Errol Mendes – A powerful way to describe, especially in the springtime, how nature tries to teach us all the connection of everything and the way everything nurtures everything else
Inspired.

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Wedding Band

Wedding Band

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15823402-Wedding-Band-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – I am going to be brave and say this is among your best poems. Excellently crafted and written
Inspired

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Over

Over

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15825186-Over-by-AllisonGrayhurst

The Closet Philosopher – That was honestly incredible, I’ll be sure to follow for some more.
Amazing.

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Hurdle

Hurdle

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15827000-Hurdle-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – This is where a good written poem reveals itself, words supporting each other to carry the theme, allowing each sound to give sense. Excellent work

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Onslaught Cloud

Onslaught Cloud

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15723254-Photo-poem–Onslaught-Cloud–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – I like how you unfold this wonderful poem and concludes so hopefully.

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World Away

World Away

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15729537-Excerpt-from-poem–World-Away–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa Terminus – I simply love the spiritual acumen in your original poem, it has a power sense of nature and philosophy the words really captures the imagination, very deeply emotive write

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Sand

Sand

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15745721-Excerpt-from-poem–Sand–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Biblical and insightful poem.

 

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The Letting Go (a five-part poem)

The Letting Go (a five-part poem)

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15782793-The-Letting-Go–a-five-part-poem–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Dr.Ram Mehta – Very inspiring and thought provoking expressions you have composed with a spiritual touch

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Pretzel

Pretzel

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15490094-Pretzel-by-AllisonGrayhurst

TheTreeMan – great job! this is amazing! i can feel every letter and word in my soul!
Inspired me

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Uncut

Uncut

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15639170-Uncut-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – A masterful work; excellent imagery and use of language. Enjoyed

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Steel and Spice

Steel and Spice

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15695332-Steel-and-Spice-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Excellent poem and imagery
Lovely!

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Advance

Advance

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15439168-Advance-by-AllisonGrayhurst

AJ Anthony – The massive line breaks between each verse pinned my eyes in place. I saw “Advance, and a gaping maw of space following, and I was instantly confused.
“Leave this place” struck my mind back into itself and I managed to regain my composure. I tentatively continued reading, still feeling betrayed by the openness of the poem, and yet, that openness was the sole reason for my immobility. Reading at a snails pace, my eyes started adjusting to the space around the verses. I started reading faster and more gracefully.
I was gleeful, when the final verses were so easy to read, and my mind was free to explore.
Great poem. Clever write

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Temple

Temple

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15445135-Temple-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Mazzmouth – beautiful transcendent and an amazing write
thoroughly enjoyed it

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Communion

Communion

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15451257-Communion-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Dr John WorldPeace jd – I was having a hard time holding on to this until I reached the “leaving” paragraph and saw the poetry, philosophy, spirituality. Then in the “how” paragraph I felt the intensity of something that interested me coming. Then the last paragraph the gift of inspiration from God, acknowledged, I was whipped back to the beginning to go again, several times. WorldPeace
You touched me

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Exit Door Closed

Exit Door Closed

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15457490-Exit-Door-Closed-by-AllisonGrayhurst

hereinmyhead – This is absolutely beautiful…I love this poem so much!
Amazing

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Glory, Believe

Glory, believe

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15459355-Glory–believe-by-AllisonGrayhurst

thirdlight – Beautifully done. Despite the heavy subject matter, the piece is light and whimsical. thought provoking, passionate and a pleasure to read.

Great!

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Centre-Faith (while dreams swirl all-around)

Centre-Faith (while dreams swirl all-around)

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15465121-Centre-Faith–while-dreams-swirl-all-around–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – This is one of your best poems. You have an excellent talent.
Great.

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Sand

Sand

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15466972-Sand-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Mun – Wow… building resilience.. and faith in God.. aggressive and hard hit

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Because of course

Because of course

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15364794-Because-of-course-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – A sense of mystery always lurks in your fine poems. You have the talent with words to place them where they are best suited. Fine work.

Inspired me

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Wind – Marrow – Bone

Wind – Marrow – Bone

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15416680-Wind—Marrow—Bone-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – Extraordinary.

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We sorrowed far when the sky tore,

We sorrowed far when the sky tore,

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15052200-We-sorrowed-far-when-the-sky-tore–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – You are a excellent poet- this is an excellent poem

Amazing

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No Stone  No God

No Stone No God

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15234433-No-Stone—–No-God-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Lawless6693 – This is by far my absolute favorite poem I have stumbled across on this site. Your thematic elements blend seamlessly, your metaphors ethereally stirring. I love this!

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As We Walk

As We Walk

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15236746-As-We-Walk-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Sky Dreams – How nicely you write! It enthralled me from start to finish.

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Currents

Currents

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15260566-Currents-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Hallie Cosmo – Great imagery. It really tells a story, and makes a person ponder.

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Say good, say goodbye

Say good, say goodbye

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15264706-Say-good–say-goodbye-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Z – Depth is incredible. A truly thought provoking piece. Well written.

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Sanctum

Sanctum

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15292224-Sanctum-by-AllisonGrayhurst

John Diamond – Utterly wonderful, saturated in rich metaphor and poetic expression Amazingly good!

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I will make my way across the water

I will make my way across the water

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15174922-I-will-make-my-way-across-the-water-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Dr.Ram Mehta – You have crafted and composed very inspiring expressions with a spiritual touch

 

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I will make my way across the water

I will make my way across the water

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15174922-I-will-make-my-way-across-the-water-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – I read this. Then read it a second time with you narrating the poem in the background. You have such a command of words—disciplined, but not harsh. Like an experienced juggler who places each object in its proper time and place. Or a talented ringmaster in a large three-ring circus who has all the acts aligned in such a way that it seems more a ballet recital than a sawdust serenade.

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Within Reach

Within Reach

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15195479-Within-Reach-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – This moves organically, like fresh lava advancing slowly across the ground, cackling, smoking, and heating the air, while cooling the top layer yet retaining enough energy to change landscapes—forever. PS: Why your writing affects me so, I do not know—except to say that though your words look calm on the surface, there is heat and earth-changing energy beneath.

 

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Within Reach

Within Reach

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15195479-Within-Reach-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – If I had written this poem, I would have bathed in the arms of the muse that brought this poem into being. I could read this poem over and over and be joyed by it each time.

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Kill the Poet

Kill the Poet

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15204910-Kill-the-Poet-by-AllisonGrayhurst

PingS – It’s always stunning to read abstract poetry like this- thank you!

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Kill the Poet

Kill the Poet

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15204910-Kill-the-Poet-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – A remarkable poem: full of imagery and good word choice

Lovely job

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Kill the Poet

Kill the Poet

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15204910-Kill-the-Poet-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Orense – Abstraction and ghastly loveliness. It also resonates especially with the times.

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Kill the Poet

Kill the Poet

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15204910-Kill-the-Poet-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – Intense. Raw. Brutally deep, like unhealed scar tissue. Or knife cuts on the Mona Lisa. Reminds me of something I once wrote, though not as well.

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Where are you? I’ve been calling

Where are you? I’ve been calling

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15052162-Where-are-you–I-ve-been-calling-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Z- This was an awesome read, full of images and metaphors, really gets the imagination going.  Awesome stuff

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Dad (an eulogy)

Dad (a eulogy)

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15058297-Dad–an-eulogy–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Xavier X – What a beautiful tribute to a lovely person. The memories, the images and the delicacy of the writing are wonderful.

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Traces

Traces

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15060495-Traces-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Sirene1127 – Your poem is full of wonderful images. I loved the line “I have taken the hinges off the door, waiting to see what enters.”

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Illusions Burned, Radiant Light Restored

Illusions Burned, Radiant Light Restored

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15064805-Illusions-Burned–Radiant-Light-Restored-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Stray poet – Really captures the mind and the imagination. Great piece of writing!

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Crossroads

Crossroads

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15022508-Crossroads-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – Meticulous opening. Solid transition. Vulnerable ending—a perfect story arch.

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In My Corner

In My Corner

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15024932-In-My-Corner-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Religious but not foremost, but desiring what peace that could bring in moments of non-peace. Splendid poem.

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One Wing

One Wing

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15024942-One-Wing-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – There is sadness in this poem that reaches out. It is well written and is like finding a message in a bottle.

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new poem – not a poem

new poem – not a poem

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15031308-new-poem—not-a-poem-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – Each word, solid. Each thought, connected. Like a well-constructed ladder, elevating the reader with each step. Enjoy the precision and disciplined creativity of your work. Thank you

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Lines

Lines

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15031303-Lines-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – You are an impressive poet: I am never disappointed by your poems.
Inspiring.

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The Flood

The Flood

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15034799-The-Flood-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Daniel hale – I love it and I love the pictures that you drew, funerals and baby births and a barn alive with birds…… This lines with the following ones really puts one in peace while imitating and describing the circle of life

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The Flood

The Flood

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15034799-The-Flood-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Beautifully written; has a psalm like quality

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Bless The Fallen

Bless The Fallen

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15040341-Bless-The-Fallen-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Obinnex – This is a spiritual piece in which the speaker is praying and hoping for those who are short of spiritual humility to be blessed with faith to be led through the dark into the light.
Wonderfully inked! Inspiring!

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Chinaglass Smile

Chinaglass Smile

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15010457-Chinaglass-Smile-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Gkmaharjan – Chinaglass smile, I am lost in your strength. I am not! Very powerful!
Amazing

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Before You

Before you

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15010469-Before-you-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Z – I wish I had talent like yours. What devotion! Truly amazing!

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Lament

Lament

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15010481-Lament-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Sliptheknot41 – Hi Allison.  This reads aloud right from the monitor.  In any voice or tone it reads acoustically, speaks from and to just about everybody.

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Lament

Lament

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15010481-Lament-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – I love this poem. It has many surprises  like opening a present with another gift inside.

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Sanguine

Sanguine

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15013189-Sanguine-by-AllisonGrayhurst

smitasri – Wow,  I am in awe you’re too good.  I loved it especially the imagery is beautiful. I loved ever word
Inspired me

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Tunnels

Tunnels

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15015044-Tunnels-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jslamb – Quite a journey. Few writers take their work to the granular level the way you do.

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Everything Happens

Everything Happens

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15018803-Everything-Happens-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – You build up the poem with the craft and skill and of a sculptor of words and images. It is in essence a spiritual poem; it is in s sense prayer like.

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No Gods, no Heroes, only women and Hector

No Gods, no Heroes, only women and Hector

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15021661-No-Gods–no-Heroes—only-women-and-Hector-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Ralfkay – a tome, a marvel, laying the charges against antiquity’s muscled, thick hearted male heroes, and the principal women who would save them, if only it was permitted, Bravo

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No Gods, no Heroes, only women and Hector

No Gods, no Heroes, only women and Hector

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15021661-No-Gods–no-Heroes—only-women-and-Hector-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – An excellent poem. Crafted well.

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Creativity

Creativity

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15022491-Creativity-by-AllisonGrayhurst

eric svenson – So happy I read this poem … It takes the topic of Creativity and Big bang creates a new world with powerful images and metaphors … A poem for all Creatives … the solitude and loneliness … Valley lows and mountain highs

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Flies

Flies

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14990174-Flies-by-AllisonGrayhurst

DeeDee Cooper – Very nicely done, so many emotions and concepts you can take away with them with this poem.. thank you for sharing

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Wax Museum

Wax Museum

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15001099-Wax-Museum-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – I love this poem. It moves on many levels.

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When Air-Borne Beings Fall

When Air-borne Beings Fall

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15003951-When-Air-borne-Beings-Fall-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Night slips in – I really love this. Incredible use of words. I’d love to write more like this. Powerful

 

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.To Wait Without Drowning

To Wait Without Drowning

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15005829-To-Wait-Without-Drowning-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Hodgetiger – Some amazingly vivid and powerful imagery and metaphors at work here, the spaces between worked very effectively too

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Seamless

Seamless

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14991479-Seamless——-by-AllisonGrayhurst

jennareborn – The way you expand upon a concept is really amazing. The flow is wonderful, and the message rings true. Really enjoyed this. Thank you.

 

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Seamless

Seamless

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14991479-Seamless——-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – I tried to listen for who may have inspired you amongst the poets to write as you do. I love this poem; I shall mark it up to be read again and again.

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Transfigured

Transfigured

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14993351-Transfigured-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Roxymel – beautiful beautiful write, its truly poetic and also has the classic touch of many famous poets

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Silence

Silence

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14993434-Silence-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Jonathan Moya – Every little detail, image and metaphor, the flow of language is showing the hand of a natural and assured poet.

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Silence

Silence

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14993434-Silence-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Robisms – Amazing metaphors in here… “if my eyes were an ocean where the whale/and the seahorse gathered, then I could see mercy/in the shark’s primitive teeth” love that part!!!!

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You Were There

You Were There

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14993404-You-Were-There-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Z – this is art. absolutely extravagant. expressing so so much in such simple phrasing. great piece.

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Saltwater Sprint

Saltwater Sprint

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14994613-Saler-Sprint-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Noble Knight – Brilliant wording well done amazing work of wonderful art masterful job

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The Quenchable Drain Within

The Quenchable Drain Within

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14995247-The-Quenchable-Drain-Within-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Jerold Toomey – That’s deep and thoughtful.  To find comfort in failure is a rare commodity.
Amazing.

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Show of Light

Show of Light

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14995270-Show-of-Light-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Noble Knight – Intriguing work of art a grand poem very well written marvelous job

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I moved like a moon

I moved like a moon

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14987184-I-moved-like-a-moon-by-AllisonGrayhurst

ArdenB – A very beautiful and touching poem – I love how vivid your writing is.

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Something found

Something found

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14987669-Something-found-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Xenial Xenagogue – Wow.. this was soo Excellent, i enjoyed reading this.

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Time like . . .

Time like . . .

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14987666-Time-like-.-.-.-by-AllisonGrayhurst

richandpoor – Thanks for your original innovative intriguing poem.

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Dostoyevsky

Dostoevsky

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14987236-Dostoevsky-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Freedom came lov – On However someone would take this message of wisdom
This one should be read over and over and over again
This one
Yes. This one this particular poem reading is a great message wow thank you for sharing this poem reading I will be following some more of your work,

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Time does not

Time does not

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14987686-Time-does-not-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Josephine Golden – Beautiful use of metaphor and personification. It truly made me pause and think about my situation at this moment. Thank you.

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Do not define me

Do not define me

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14991486-Do-not-define-me-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa Mama Jama – amazing write, lots of depth and polish with superb articulation and focus, good work here

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Walkways

Walkways – the poem

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16957786-Walkways–part-14-of-16–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Jslamb – It’s amazing how your words turn three-dimensional in my mind—and, at the same time, unleash ghosts of emotion to haunt my soul. I suspect that’s because there’s a spiritual aspect to everything you write, particularly in this one

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Walkways

Walkways – the poem

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16943677-Walkways–part-6-of-16—by-AllisonGrayhurst

Bill Schiller – This is gorgeous with turn-of phrase and potent introspection .. quite compelling

Inspired.

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Walkways

Walkways – the poem

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16939939-Walkways–part-4-of-16–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Dicksonsammiel – Wow, this is so deep and profound. I love the imagery here and the tone is divine, beautiful piece…

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When the last tie is broken

When the last tie is broken

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16915636-When-the-last-tie-is-broken-by-AllisonGrayhurst

DW0723 – Woow!!! Such a beautiful breath of words, a deep vivid imagery of what could or should never be.

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You Were There

You Were There

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16911374-You-Were-There-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Symmetry59 – If I said this was brilliant, I’d be doing to a disservice, Allison. This poem needed so much to be read and heard in such a way as you’ve gifted us with. You are one of the best poets I’ve ever heard, and I mean that. It actually choked me up. Thank you so much for sharing. You deserve to be heard.

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Sheaves of Time

Sheaves of Time

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16909528-Sheaves-of-Time-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Symmetry59 – I can count on two hands the amount of poets who have ever invoked this brand of emotion upon me. You are a true poet.

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A Day For My Own

A Day For My Own

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16907800-A-Day-For-My-Own-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Symmetry59 – I’m at a loss. You are amazing.

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It starts

It starts

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16888838-It-starts-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Mel mel – Thanks for sharing this different type of a literature poetic writing I have never seen something like this before but it’s is very interesting and unique in the way that you have written this thanks for sharing

Great poem

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Transfigured

Transfigured

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16904538-Transfigured-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Symmetry59 – Wow! You have this grown man sitting here in tears. I can’t believe how good you are.

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Through the girdle

Through the girdle

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16899455-Through-the-girdle-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Symmetry59 – You are genius and a blessing.

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Why have I died

Why have I died

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16876890-Why-have-I-died-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Graphein – very deep your writing touches deep and the structure makes you think about who we are, thank you for sharing I am going to look forward to following your work

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I see differently

I see differently

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16875195-I-see-differently-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Illegal Love – This was a beautiful reading. Very intimate words in my opinion.

Inspired.

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End

End

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16862112-End-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Pisces Man – My goodness! Hearing a poem being recited surely has a greater impact than reading it, and this poem really thrilled me to say the least.

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Flies

Flies

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16858631-Flies-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Howard Gipstein – I love this! It’s so well-crafted and has some amazing lines and images. Also, your reading of it is excellent!

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If it is what you want . . .

If it is what you want . . .

https://allpoetry.com/poem/16853467-If-it-is-what-you-want-.-.-.-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Howard Gipstein – This poem is profound and beautifully written and read. it warrants several readings.

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Because,

Because,

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15743786-Excerpt-from-poem–Because—by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa Terminus – I really like the sense of inspiration this penning it has comprehensive philosophical tone, which expresses self awareness and deep spiritual development…I loved a mother’s love has no limits, it stretches past darkness, obstacles remains fierce and tender at once…there is nothing more unconditional then a mother’s love, even if people say they hate their mother, a mother never stops loving them.

 

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Mid-air

Mid-air

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15737664-Excerpt-from-poem–Mid-air–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Unapologetic – Wow. I can relate to this free verse poem so much. I can feel the words. Beautifully penned.

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Ambrosia

Ambrosia

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15733543-Excerpt-from-poem–Ambrosia–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Jslamb – Your work is ever the kaleidoscope … changing, spinning, colorful, creative.

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Which Way?

Which Way?

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15727440-Excerpt-from-poem–Which-Way—by-AllisonGrayhurst

Blue2U – This is so wonderful. It made me think of all that we try to gather and acquire are not what is meaningful in life, its the little things that make life worth living. An Amazing poem

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Illusions Burned, Radiant Light Restored

Illusions Burned, Radiant Light Restored

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15689251-Illusions-Burned–Radiant-Light-Restored-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Bananahead – I can literally feel your emotions as I read these words. I have felt some of these things too.

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World Away

World Away

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15729537-Excerpt-from-poem–World-Away–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa Terminus – I simply love the spiritual acumen in your original poem, it has a power sense of nature and philosophy the words really captures the imagination, very deeply emotive write

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I have been born

I have been born

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15680845-I-have-been-born-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Synonym – wow. The poem was great, loves the ” flaked into existence by force, by will and desire”, it was really beautiful.

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Lumin

Lumin

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15622738-Lumin-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – You write so well Allison. I am a great admirer of your poetry. This I will add to my favourites.

Amazing.

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Like A Wave

Like A Wave

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15567647-Like-A-Wave-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Ebby – I’m obsessed with this poem, its so well written and poses such an interesting image! keep up the amazing work

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Pythagoras-Ovid Royalty

Pythagoras-Ovid Royalty

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15492108-Pythagoras-Ovid-Royalty-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Dreamblue94 – This is a profound analysis of sociological factors in the development of history.

Amazing.

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Breastplate

Breastplate

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15488216-Breastplate-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Dedicated poet with a wide palette of sounds and colours.

Great write

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Simple

Simple

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15474700-Simple-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Excellent poem. A very talented poet with great imagination

Great!

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Because,

Because,

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15468814-Because–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Manpreet – This is absolutely beautiful, so poignant, so charming, soft and calming. “The ditch is now a road” – there is evident and pure faith in this poem which reflects beauty and expressed by a very talented hand and heart. Well done!

Amazing

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A Dream Suspended

A Dream Suspended

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15463367-A-Dream-Suspended-by-AllisonGrayhurst

J A Overton – this is great filled with great vivid imagery, great stanzas well written

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The bells

The bells

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15225143-The-bells-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Obinnex -There are personifications used in these fascinating verses: ‘The bells speak of a hurt / that is mounting the circumference / of a life, mourning the death that splinters the arteries, / the hip bones, each vertebra. Begging to the stars to tell / a colossal fable, a majestic myth / to solve this boring condition / of being here, away from the infinite sky, swallowing / mounds of dirt where many others have had their footprints. / Speak of woods, and of creatures that love but cannot / laugh’.
Wonderfully inked! Inspiring! 😊 👏

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The bells

The bells

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15225143-The-bells-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – Almost prayer-like. Intelligent and well written poem

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The bells

The bells

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14985212-The-bells-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa Terminus – I really enjoyed the personal philosophy and the spiritualism of this poem, it felt like a spiritual experience or a revival…it moves with alot of passion…really excellently penned

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Wings

Wings

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15429110-Wings-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Myamberdog – Wonderful Allison. This poem had feeling which to me is #1 reason to write a poem. And it had hope as well. I listened to you read the poem so expertly…….pacing and inflection to perfection…..

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Bird

Bird

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15424927-Bird-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Brett Larue – Great work you do a excellent job finding patterns that flow

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Times

Times

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15422796-Times-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Blue2U – What a beautiful expression of the emotions that live in our hearts and minds. Absolutely beautiful

Great.

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Mercy without Miracles and Miracles without Mercy

Mercy without Miracles and Miracles without Mercy

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15402153-Mercy-without-Miracles-and-Miracles-without-Mercy-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa Terminus – First may I say this really introspective relationship to the spiritual side of literature…this penning really captures the philosophical side of religion…and the sad beauty which expresses the sense of miracles through faith…quite compelling read…

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It is not

It is not

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15354810-It-is-not-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Valar Dohaeris – So woeful. I could feel the ache in my own bones. Time will remember

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better

better

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15350874-better-by-AllisonGrayhurst

T.S. Curtis – Your imagery is really beautiful right from the start. I could see everything you painted with your words. Beautiful poem!

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better

better

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14974253-better-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Violet inked – this reminds me more or less of my own life. and I’m sure many others too. a read that invokes a million thoughts in the reader’s mind, each bit and piece can be attributed to a moment in our lives – the burden, the letting go, the desire, and our wishful thinking. great write!

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Only for a time

Only for a time

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15346646-Only-for-a-time-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Jw writing – reading this poem is heartbreaking, jaw-clenching, and heart melting all at once. i am stunned by the quality of this poem. keep writing!! you are so inspirational

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Because I love you

Because I love you

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15296538-Because-I-love-you-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – I love how your muse brings you such gems. I like the calm manner of the poem and how it unfolds it tale. I enjoy reading it aloud or listen to you read them. Your use of words informs you are a true poet, a true seeker of truth.

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The Ride

The Ride

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15281796-The-Ride-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Francine Farina – So very mystical and beautiful. The imagery is rich and has its own voice. I especially liked the last few lines.

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An Infant

An Infant

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15052178-An-Infant-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Vera7 – Very beautiful writing filled with love and tenderness. A lot of effective poetic means create a wonderful atmosphere of joy and peace. A very strong final line-“the beginning and the potential all in one”

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Pathway

Pathway

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15251982-Pathway-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Archie Waugh – “PATHWAY “…. The title itself speaks in volume and so do the poetry…. Beautiful piece…. Brilliant write….. Blessed and enjoyed to read ….Clever write….. Keep up…. Amazing…. Heart touched…. ♥

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I moved like a moon

I moved like a moon

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15147629-I-moved-like-a-moon-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collet – You do write powerful poems. Rich in imagery and good word choice.

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I moved like a moon

I moved like a moon

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15147629-I-moved-like-a-moon-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Elxsha San – I haven’t got any words to say after reading your one cause it really put me deep inside the poem along trading, from my opinion it’s having a lots of meaning in it.

Amazing

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A Journey in Four Parts

A Journey in Four Parts

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15064721-A-Journey-in-Four-Parts-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Andja Bjeletich – God, this is absolutely stunning, I really love it, especially the repetition of snip.

Inspired me.

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It’s been months

It’s been months

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15052210-It-s-been-months-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Line Gauthier – Your command of the language and your storytelling skills are splendid. Beautifully crafted.

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We sorrowed far when the sky tore

We sorrowed far when the sky tore,

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15052200-We-sorrowed-far-when-the-sky-tore–by-AllisonGrayhurst

Adareia – The theme running through this is so bittersweet and it truly moved me. Made my day!

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All one child

All one child

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15050231-All-one-child-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Air Anchor – this is a beautiful poem which aptly express the awe at the creation at large, thanks for sharing! extremely inspiring!

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The Stain

The Stain

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15040335-The-Stain-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Tawilliams1964 – It felt like I was entering into an experience that tossed me about from one emotion to the next. Thanks!

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Blind Spot

Blind Spot

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15034784-Blind-Spot-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Noble Knight – Marvelous work of very well written poetic art masterful job

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Everything Happens

Everything Happens

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15018803-Everything-Happens-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Papa  Terminus – You know I feel the sense of spiritualism and the deep engrained philosophies of society and how you relate the spiritual side of things with the natural order vs. Man made order, which really struck me as inspriational in a matter of fact sort of way…your words really encompassed the soul and the mind…which speaks to me of political naturalization and the laws of faith…but faith has no law…really a multi-layered penning which I quite enjoyed

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Almost to the Other Side

Almost to the Other Side

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15016837-Almost-to-the-Other-Side-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – This is a lovely poem: it speaks volumes in few words, conjures up pinpoint accurate images, as if listening to Wittgenstein after dinner. Love it.

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Love is our master

Love is our master

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15009391-Love-is-our-master-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Jcenortonus – So many lines to love! I adored the line about “here, there and always home.” I love the progression of a desolate place to a final one of beauty, and the image of the roots is wonderful. Great images, well-chosen words, feeling lines, and a terrific ending.

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Miles Without Grace

Miles Without Grace

https://allpoetry.com/poem/15005814-Miles-Without-Grace-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Blgrn8 – I could feel the loss and grief. Very atmospheric with the description of October in that specific place.

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Thieves Of Muse

Thieves of Muse

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14995374-Thieves-Of-Muse–by-AllisonGrayhurst

The Poetry Man – Now this one is a standing ovation! Great masterpiece!! Just plain awesome

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Quagmire

Quagmire

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14991512-Quagmire-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Terry Collett – A poem to read many times; the sparkle and colour of this poem with religious overtones is a food feast for the brain and soul.

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Vow

Vow

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14989141-Vow-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Ralfkay – thank you for your passion and captivating company on this journey of loving disappointments

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If I knew this haunting

If I knew this haunting

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14982276-If-I-knew-this-haunting-by-AllisonGrayhurst

rune – great vivid imagery and word choice “the mound of dry bones that used to be flowers” amazing line.

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You Are

You Are

https://allpoetry.com/poem/14978388-You-Are-by-AllisonGrayhurst

Sonatavivace – as compelling as Sylvia Plath’s–

in theme and pathos. A poignant poem!

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Sculptures

The Sculptures of Allison Grayhurst

LOVE your SCULPTURES!

The fact that they are down the side of the page of the poetic words – so PRESENT with

their “inarticulate” sensuality – the primal direct message.

They are so BEAUTIFUL and POIGNANT – filled with Feeling.

And they are photographed very well – !   The photos really allow them to come through.

Allison’s Poetry, Life, Love and Sculpture’s grace our lives with their passionate, heart-felt literary and artistic offering!

I love the choice of one of her sculptures she chose for this cover! (If I Get There – Poems of Faith and Doubt, a collection)

Her sculpture are heartfelt, haunting, beauty, sensual – wow, thank you!

Taylor Jane Green

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Sculptures

The Sculptures of Allison Grayhurst

saw your books in person, held them in my hands, opened them and read at random. They are so, so lovely. I loved the covers with the photos of your sculpture – all people, mostly faces. They were presented as they are – with no intention to manipulate, just straight-up, fresh-faced for all to see. like children are, so very dear and unaffected, your sculptures are beautiful. Just like the writings, full of consideration, questions, and trust (nakedness, whatever one wants to call it…there is great strength in vulnerability).

Thank you.

Just keep doing what you do.

Jordan.

Oh – I forgot to say one thing…I just took another look at the sculptures and there is “someone home” inside of each one, there is someone alive in there, inside of all of them.

Beautiful. Don’t change, stay pure.

Jordan.

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Sculptures

Sculptures

It is an incredible collection of Art, glad to see a post of them.

Bruce

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Jumana

Jumana

Part 1 – Intensely alive! Intense sharing! Honouring our own ‘quiet desperation’ journey (as Thoreau called it) – so incredibly articulated and laid out here; and as always, ending in jubilant revelation and resolution.

“Like a slap on the ocean’s ground, it came, rippling a great tide. The twisted face of misery lost its value. It was a miracle . . . to actually be plagued by nothing. There was no struggle, only sight. Only love. The seams of existence cracked, and along with them, the skeleton’s life I held and named from vast experience. I was alone, without potential, without hesitation. The panic of the heart, the scream of inner deficiency, all of that, past.”

Appreciating The Difficult

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Jumana

Jumana

I am on part 3 and will read more of this — your awakening. It is very intense. The humility is very apparent, the willingness to receive, the willingness to be loved and known, loved and fully known…

Anna Mark

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Something found

Something found

To the marrow of the bone description – one wonders how she makes it through a day with such intensity of observance of the subtleties of life’s moments both inner and outer: the fireworks of the earth’s outer displays (tree roots, crows, conjoined legs, “windows stubbornly closed”) and the human being’s inner life (“a relieving smile”, “unintended solitude”). Thank you for your witnessing of all the layers, moods and moments – all embraced by your eye and unflinchingly given ‘voice’.

“Flowers are small. I can hear trains in the morning

when windows are stubbornly closed,

when I am walking and it is dark,

and the space around fills me with the ache

of unintended solitude.”

Appreciating The Difficult

 

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Quagmire

Quagmire

Both sides of life and responses to life articulated in an amazing ability to appreciate and nail the essence of both the cerebral and the sensual.

“We have these telescopes, our catacombs of understanding,

but we also have pilgrimage, crust, heartbeat, dying,

soccer fields and song.”

Appreciating The Difficult

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You Were There

You Were There

This poem is like a haunting painting to walk through – like a rain in poetic Paris streets – its aesthetics making it all bloom far beyond its words. Thank you.

“I called to you in mornings,

weak with doubt and faced

by terrible extremes.

I ran to you when in the quiet of my room,

the walls oozed unloving shadows

and my heart could find no connection.

I talked to you in restaurants, in words

I dare never reuse.”

Appreciating The Difficult

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Girl

Girl

Best description of faith embodied – what a picture – thank you!

“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.”

Appreciating The Difficult

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Seeing Under Seeing Over

Seeing Under Seeing Over

A true soul moment on an authentic soul journey – finding the light in the dark through humble acceptance of all that we are and are not – blind moments, blind corners – the determination to not abandon self no matter what. Those moments when I cannot “even see myself.”

“I have no intellectual

confidence – no real fans.

I have only myself, my darling nothingness.

I have the dark shadow on the darker land.”

Appreciating The Difficult

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No Hope – For Good

No Hope – For Good

Yes! It is so important to LISTEN, instead of HOPE sometimes. Precision of insight into the complexity as usual, Allison Grayhurst!

“But now I see that hope is murder to the seed

of this emerging beginning.”

Appreciating The Difficult

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No Hope – For Good

No Hope – For Good

wow, for me this presents a new angle, supporting a new POV/
Hope as the bad guy, antagonist. Thanx again, friend.
“..never runs alongside something spectacular..” is my favorite/ I liked yr reading, G

namelessneed

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Beyond Instinct or Dreams

Beyond Instinct or Dreams

A litany to the wholeness of life – sweeping feeling with breath-taking moments of nature’s cathedral of existence and our tinyness of fragmented moments of purpose, blessing, frailty – comfort

“That is why some fear is good, is intimate as love.

And the sky is breathing and the oceans, the seas,

the rivers are breathing. And the beetle and the rooftops too.

Trees sway with the clouds.

The butterfly and guppy are great as mountains.

All chimes of tenderness or tragedy,

seeking its necessary role.

We bear the weight.”

Appreciating The Difficult