Painting and Poetry
The Art of David Wiley

Scene4 Magazine: The Art of David Wiley - "Listening" | May 2013 |


painting and poetry

May 2013

Focal Point

I wish that all the faces and the voices
of the past would gather like crystals
around a pure sound and form a tapestry
I could sit and gaze at forever.

Once in the middle of the night in Mexico,
three days after Mardi Gras, a voice
called my name, just my name that was all.
Since then I've been listening in the dark.

Having ravaged the landscape periodically
like a one-man horde of  barbarians,
I wonder what survives on that surface.
Does a tree grow there?

When I cease my explorations will it be
at that spot, that very spot? A place
that doesn't change is filled with spirits.
Whether the spirits are there
because the place doesn't change
or vice versa I don't know.

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David Wiley, painter-poet: graduate of U. Kansas; studied in Mexico 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). Ongoing since 2005, Wiley has received mural commissions in Arizona, Mexico and California. A book about his work, The Poetry of Color, is in progress.


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