Cover to Last Poems / Poems Last by T Newfields
This collection of poetry, art, and conversations cover themes pertaining to birth and death. Bordering on fantasy, it represents a time voyage – an excursion between imagined pasts and anticipated futures, stretching the boundaries of concepts such as "self," "time," and "death." This work is not based on any particular chronology and it plays with the boundaries of time and space. Here it is sometimes unclear what is "past" and what is "future." Is time linear or cyclic – or perhaps neither? I regard time as a fantastic grinding stone, and all of us are grist for the mill.



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