Methodist Journal

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Lipids and Lipoproteins

Vol 15, Issue 1 (2019)


FEATURED GUEST EDITOR

ISSUE INTRO

Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease: Putting it All Together

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RECOGNITIONS

Guest Editors Henry Pownall and Antonio Gotto Offer Insight and Expertise on the topic of Lipids and Cardiovascular Disease

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Cholesterol: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It

How Much Do Lipid Guidelines Help the Clinician? Reading Between the (Guide)lines

Statins: Then and Now

Poststatin Lipid Therapeutics: A Review

HDL and Reverse Cholesterol Transport Biomarkers

Revisiting Reverse Cholesterol Transport in the Context of High-Density Lipoprotein Free Cholesterol Bioavailability

High-Density Lipoprotein Subspecies in Health and Human Disease: Focus on Type 2 Diabetes

Gene Delivery in Lipid Research and Therapies

CASE REPORTS See More

Device-Related Thrombus: A Reason for Concern?

Retained Coronary Balloon Requiring Emergent Open Surgical Retrieval: An Uncommon Complication Requiring Individualized Management Strategies

Loperamide Mimicking Brugada Pattern

Reversed Pulsus Paradoxus in Right Ventricular Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Transcatheter Embolization of a Persistent Vertical Vein: A Rare Cause of Left-to-Right Shunt and Right-Sided Heart Failure

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Talking Statins with Antonio Gotto

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Lipids and Renal Disease

EXCERPTA

Addressing the Feedback Loop Between Depression, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease

POINTS TO REMEMBER

The Kidney as an Endocrine Organ

EDITORIALS

Addressing the Underrepresentation of Women in Cardiology through Tangible Opportunities for Mentorship and Leadership

Vol 8, Issue 3 (2012)

Humanities Full Text

POET'S PEN

LI

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Ruth Stone. LI. Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal: July 2012, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 42-42.



It is Easter.
The widow wakes up to rain
on the roof. The basement is flooded.
The furnace is out.
‘The only thing that is risen here
is the water,” she says to herself.
“Once I was an egg.
A soft vulnerable X.
Possibly capable of parthenogenesis.
Then I was penetrated
by a renegade Y.
Then I developed into this …
a widow. But before then,
I wasn’t a widow.
Before then I was a sun
lighting up the dark descent
into the fallopian tube.
I was autonomous.
I had come from forever.”
“What a lot of drivel you are
talking,” says the muse.
“Just quit it…which
came first, the chicken or the egg?”
The widow looked thoughtful.
“Actually,” the widow says,
“I think it was the rabbit.”

— Ruth Stone

 

Ruth Stone (1915-2011) was an American poet for whom recognition came late. She was a teacher and writer, the author of 13 collections of poems, and a winner of the National Book Award (2002) and the National Book Critics Circle Award. What Love Comes To: New and Selected Poems, Copper Canyon Press, 2008, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize (2009). “LI,” reprinted here, is from a collection of poems in which she examines widowhood.