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Dancing Muse 2

The Art of David Wiley

The Blame For It All

Once when the world was filled with arches

            and waters flowed in the deserts of Paradise

there was a vision of people and Nature

            like a violinist and a violin.

But when the raisins in the cake of politics

            lost touch with the grapes

            that they came from

and the symphony of creatures living in the


lost its luster,

when broken people sat on sidewalks

            talking to themselves

            to keep from disappearing,

and cities became a spectacle

            of burlap sewn with silk,

we continued our daily motions

            guided by the hum of systems and machinery,

the steady drone of industry and organization,

we continued to recite the alphabet

            while counting the hours until dinner.

And when the game was over

and all the marbles had been counted

and all the playthings put away

who was able to say:

            “I have played the game divinely”?

who among us could claim:

            “I have made our dreams come true”?

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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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Art and Text Selection:
Lissa Tyler Renaud



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