Cover to Last Poems / Poems Last by T Newfields
This collection of poetry, art, and conversations is not based on any particular chronology – but rather on a range of themes pertaining to birth and death. Bordering on fantasy, to me this book represents a time voyage – an excursion between imagined pasts and anticipated futures, stretching the boundaries of concepts such as "self", "time", and "death". And during this voyage, sometimes it is unclear what is actually "past" and what is in fact "future". Who says time is unilinear? Time seems like a fantastic grinding stone, and all of us are grist for the mill. Those without enough time read this entire book can catch a glimpse of it through these excerpts. Another option is to jump around – eventually you will end up where you began.



  1. Characters
  2. Prologue
  3. First Poem
  4. Golden Egg
  5. Questing
  6. Time Cycles
  7. Sands of Time
  8. Transience
  9. Age Gaps
  10. Check Sum
  11. Time Squ/ease
  12. Wheels of Time
  13. In Honor of Sue Symons
  14. Inspira
  15. Layers of Life
  16. Coastrhymes
  17. Meditation on Death
  18. Onion
  19. What the Ocean Hears at Night
  20. Life Choices
  21. Tidal Charts
  22. Quaesitum
  23. Priorities
  24. The Scissors of Time
  25. Time Probe
  26. At the Feet of Lethe
  27. After Lethe . . .
  28. Determination
  29. Acknowledgement
  30. Time Triptych I
  31. Time Triptych II
  32. Time Triptych III
  33. What Time Does to Text
  34. Lifetreks
  35. Destinations
  36. Terminal Velocity
  37. The Journey Continues
  38. Aging
  39. Interview with a Mortician
  40. Crumbling in Time
  41. Birth Legacies
  42. Fertilization
  43. Semantic Archaeology
  44. Word Play
  45. 40th Birthday
  46. Obituary for an Unknown Poet
  47. Gratitude
  48. Faith in Spring
  49. Autumn Shades
  50. Heartfire
  51. Song of a Leaf
  52. Leaf Soliloquy
  53. Wish
  54. Sun Point
  55. Spring Snowflakes
  56. Chakra Samvara
  57. Entwined
  58. The Priest's Funeral
  59. Song Celeste
  60. Child's Play
  61. Dharma Spin
  62. Vanities
  63. Time Spin
  64. Seeds of Faith
  65. Prophecy
  66. Trap
  67. In the Frame of Time
  68. Flame Voice
  69. Ocean Reflections
  70. Approaches
  71. Loosening
  72. When Bubbles Cease
  73. ERDA
  74. Soul Treks
  75. Barthing Place
  76. Passt dah Churnin'
  77. Written Off
  78. A lifetime of waiting
  79. As Words Fade into Silence
  80. Coming into Focus
  81. Eyes 2 the Behold
  82. Then Breathe Softly
  83. Focal Point
  84. Dark Gradients
  85. Advice for Busy Motorists
  86. Daily Dying Practice
  87. On a Trash Heap
  88. Prayers for the Dead
  89. Circles of Success
  90. Celebrating Living & Dying
  91. Gaining Wings
  92. Last Words
  93. postmortem conjectures
  94. Postlogue
  95. Harvest Time
  96. FINAL (mess)AGE