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February 2015

Sufi Music

The Art of David Wiley

The Pieta and the Dome of San Lorenzo


I worship all these things

        or not these things

I worship your ideas

        or not your ideas

I worship the light

        that you first saw

        long after it appeared

I gaze with longing

        on your fine proportions

        that are not yours alone

the texture of your vision

        fascinates my fugitive soul


I have seen the silver halo

        in the night above your head

        above your giant body

        and your being

        the one of many facets

        many hues

what marble can portray

        you have portrayed

what passion can be found in stone

        I find in your creations

The night comes

the day arrives

the river flows

the trees green


I want to know your strange joy

I want to swim

        in a sea of your tears

for one minute I want to live

        in the perfect mind of your Christ

I want to know how the beautiful

        sounds in your innermost ear


Sometimes I remember what you said:

        "I practice no art

        except to love utterly

        to trust utterly

        to feign nothing

        to hide nothing

        to pour out everything

        into my friend's ear

        just as it comes from my heart."


I remember your turmoil

        and your tortured possibilities

I've seen your red robes

        and your false conscience

        going up in flames

I've marveled at your faith

        and your discoveries

your struggles and wars overwhelm me

what you have reached for

        is gentle and monstrous

the long-buried instruments

        you perform with

        confound my own palette

I want to know why the world

        becomes you so well.

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Scene4 Magazine - David Wiley

David Wiley, painter-poet, exhibits throughout
California and abroad. A book about his work,
The Poetry of Color, is in progress.
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