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Return To Emerald City

The Art of David Wiley

Checkmarks on a List for Eternity


Things to do

between now and then:


take a ride on the last train from Gun Hill

ring Baron Munchaussen’s frozen bell

plant a poppy seed on the grave of the Unknown Junkie

dance with Zorba on the beaches of Corfu

ram a battleship with a gondola in the Venice Lagoon

take a nap on a flying carpet in the Taj Majal

dive for oysters in the Rivers of No Return

build a nest in the top of a giant sequoia

paint my teeth red and smile a lot

open a tattoo parlor in Casablanca

commission William Burroughs to rewrite the Koran

have a yard sale on a pack rat’s nest

sing Happy Birthday to Paul Claudel in the Place de l’Odéon

dive into the Mediterranean from the ramparts of the Chateau d’If

take peyote with the Ruler of Tikal

raise a volcano at the corner of First and Main

have a picnic on Napoleon’s Tomb

discover the world in a grain of sand

sleep hanging upside down in a belfry

hitchhike on the road to the palace of wisdom

make love to the mother of invention

overcome gravity at Columbus and Broadway

change into a monkey for fifteen minutes in a big department store

stroll down the Champs Elysées with Harlequin and Charlemagne

chisel a bust of Picasso out of the rock of Sisyphus

save Sidney Carton from the guillotine

ride on the back of a blue whale from the Coral Sea to the gulf of Tadjoura

drink myself to death at the Admiral Benbow Inn.

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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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