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