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. Those in a rush can catch glimpse this book through these excerpts. Another option is to jump around – many discoveries are made that way.



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