Methodist Journal

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ISSUE INTRO

The Burgeoning Field of Cardio-Oncology

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RECOGNITIONS

Barry H. Trachtenberg Leads Issue on Cardio-Oncology

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REVIEW ARTICLES See More

Heart Failure in Relation to Anthracyclines and Other Chemotherapies

Heart Failure in Relation to Tumor-Targeted Therapies and Immunotherapies

The Role of Cardiovascular Imaging and Serum Biomarkers in Identifying Cardiotoxicity Related to Cancer Therapeutics

Prevention and Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Cardiotoxicity

Cardiovascular Toxicities of Radiation Therapy

Electrophysiologic Complications in Cancer Patients

Vascular Toxicity in Patients with Cancer: Is There a Recipe to Clarify Treatment?

Future Directions in Cardio-Oncology

CASE REPORTS See More

A Rare Case of Pancreatitis-Induced Thrombosis of the Aorta and Superior Mesenteric Artery

Anomalous Origin of the Right Coronary Artery from the Left Main Coronary Artery in the Setting of Critical Bicuspid Aortic Valve Stenosis

Simultaneous Transfemoral Mitral and Tricuspid Valve in Ring Implantation: First Case Report with Edwards Sapien 3 Valve

Uneventful Follow-Up 2 Years after Endovascular Treatment of a High Flow Iatrogenic Aortocaval Fistula Causing Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Heart Failure

MUSEUM OF HMH MULTIMODALITY IMAGING CENTER See More

Do Not Pass Flow: Microvascular Obstruction on Cardiac Magnetic Resonance After Reinfarction Following Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES See More

EXCERPTA

Cardio-Oncology, Then and Now: An Interview with Barry Trachtenberg

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Onconephrology: An Evolving Field

POINTS TO REMEMBER

Herbal Nephropathy

EXCERPTA

Rolling the Dice on Red Yeast Rice

EDITORIALS

Letter to the Editor in Response to “Cardiac Autonomic Neuropathy in Diabetes Mellitus”

Vol 12, Issue 4 (2016)

Humanities Full Text

POET'S PEN

Sorrow Song, the Poet, I. at Gettysburg

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SORROW SONG

for the eyes of the children,
the last to melt,
the last to vaporize,
for the lingering eyes of the children, staring,
the eyes of the children of buchenwald,
of viet nam and johannesburg,
for the eyes of the children of nagasaki,
for the eyes of the children of middle passage,
for cherokee eyes, ethiopian eyes,
russian eyes, american eyes,
for all that remains of the children,
their eyes,
staring at us, amazed to see
the extraordinary evil in
ordinary men.

 

THE POET

i beg my bones to be good but
they keep clicking music and
i spin in the center of myself
a foolish frightful woman
moving my skin against the wind and
tap dancing for my life.

 

I. AT GETTYSBURG

if, as they say, this is somehow about myself,
this clash of kin across good farmland, then
why are the ghosts of the brothers and cousins
rising and wailing toward me in their bloody voices
who are you, nigger woman, who are you?

—Lucille Clifton

The poems of Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) reprise the African American experience. She also wrote wonderful poems about women, minorities, and the disadvantaged. Her poems are full of life—warm, funny, passionate, and sometimes mordant. When asked why so many of her poems were short, she said that if you were in the kitchen fixing dinner with a child hanging on each leg, your poems would be short too. She published 14 collections of poems and won the National Book Award for Poetry in 2000. “the poet,” “sorrow song,” and “I. at gettysburg” are from The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton. Copyright ©1974, 1987 by Lucille Clifton. Reprinted with permission from The Permissions Company, Inc., on behalf of BOA Editions Ltd., www.boaeditions.org.