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The Various Elements of Parchesi

The Art of David Wiley
and Poetry

painting and poetry

October 2013

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'Odeon
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 upsidedown 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 Elysees 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.

Art and Text Selection: Lissa Tyler Renaud

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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.
For more of his paintings, poetry and articles, check the Archives.
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