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Life Death and Continuous Change Three themes prevalent in Terry Wolvertons Mystery Bruise What is this that takes the immoral the wicked and the weak 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 journeys 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 its 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 Wolvertons 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 humans 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 breathe and her metamorphosis in a woman-like body The changesevolutions depicted in this poem all deal with death and life as well Its obvious that she mentions living
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