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Garden Path


The Art of David Wiley


Chillalo Awakening

The light on Mt. Chillalo
rolls away the soft grey blanket
that covers who knows how many
secrets hidden from themselves

The light on Mt. Chillalo
plunges into the forest’s heart
sending the jackal deep
into his dark burrow.

The light on Chillalo
seeps into the Rift Valley
where with a slow flash
whole plains are illuminated.

The light on Chillalo
shimmers across the lakes
and warms the sleek bodies
of infinite cold creatures.

The light on Chillalo
turns the leopard’s coat
from black to gold
but misses a number of spots.

The light on Chillalo
complicates the jungle greenery
sending a million vines and
leaves in every direction.

The light on Mt. Chillalo
touches the faraway peaks
massaging their blind faces
soon to see everything.

Art and Poetry Selection:
Lissa Tyler Renaud

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David Wiley, painter-poet: graduate of U. Kansas; studied at Mexico City College and with artist Ignacio Belen in Barcelona. Widely traveled, he exhibits throughout California and abroad. Wiley has published two volumes of poetry: Designs for a Utopian Zoo (1992) and The Face of Creation (1996). Since 2005, He has received large mural commissions in Arizona, Mexico and California. He is a longtime contributor to Scene4: paintings, poems, meditations on art, creative non-fiction. To inquire about his paintings, click here.
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