Butler By now, of course, Death is almost an old friend. In an early volume, MortDeath moves from cameo to secondary lead, perhaps even antagonist, as he takes young Mort on as an apprentice.
What is this that takes the righteous and the strong. We have referred to it as our end, departure, extinction, impending doom, eternal rest, last sleep, and most certainly our final summons -at least, as far as known life is concerned.
The Bible has named it, the latter end. Shakespeare has called it the journey s end and a knell that summons thee to heaven or hell. The dark side, as Pink Floyd relates to it, is a prevailing aspect of our lives. No matter how one refers to death, three things are certain: First, it is inevitable.
Second, it will happen to everyone. Third, it needs life to occur and yet is in opposition to it. Because of death holding it s shadow to the divine spark of life, it is obvious that whenever a person talks of death they invariably talk of life.
True to this statement are Terry Wolverton s poems in Mystery Bruise. Her poems embrace aspects of life as she sees it and almost all of these dancing insights mention death.
In addition to death running hand and hand with life is the concept of continuous change. Wolverton mentions change and human s inability to accept it. I believe that living beings are weary of change because like death it requires entrance into a land of uncertainty. The poem We Resist Evolution approaches this ideology of change.
Wolverton opens the poem by stating that every living thing resists evolution. She writes about the cell that refuses to split, the shapeless blind-eyed swimmers who did not long to crawl or breatheand her metamorphosis in a woman-like body.
It s obvious that she mentions living things and their metamorphosis but maybe not so obvious is the inherent fact that with every metamorphosis a death occurs-that is the death of the old to make the new. Midway through the piece Terry Wolverton addresses the reluctance of the dinosaur to it s demise.
She also mentions our denial of death and the ironic acceptance of our life in it s clammy hands, saying that Even at the moment of death we back away, tread air against the light that beckons, clutch at our particular plot of dust.
It s almost as if when humans reach the brink of impending doom that we yearn to seize life. Only then do full heartedly wish to be immortal. To see life as we know it; indefinitely. The problem is that we can t escape death and most certainly our current reality can t.
When she says ….Because of death holding it"s shadow to the divine spark of life, it is obvious that whenever a person talks of death they invariably talk of life.
True to this statement are Terry Wolverton"s poems in Mystery Bruise. Her poems embrace aspects of life as she sees it and almost all of these "dancing insights" mention death. In addition to death running hand and hand with life is the concept of continuous change.
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What is this that takes the righteous and the strong. Terry Wolverton (born ) is an American novelist, memoirist, poet, and editor.
Her book Insurgent Muse: Life and Art at the Woman’s Building, a memoir published in by City Lights Books, was named one of the “Best Books of ” by the Los Angeles Times,  and was the winner of the Publishing Triangle  Judy Grahn Award, and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award.
"Like the mystery bruise of the title poem, these memento mori are livid imprints left behind by collisions with life, tattooed reminders of emotional confrontations. But Terry . Sapphic Sloan, scowling, behaves beautifully. Life and Art at an analysis of the severe illnesses that infants are born with the Woman's Building [Terry Wolverton] Black Slip an analysis of the anti trust lawsuit against bill gates and microsoft and Mystery Bruise.