Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller

Painting on Xuan paper, mixed media, 125 x 68 cm, 2011

CARMEN

 

 

A common sinner, Carmen, you've arrived,

Amid the happy tears, your storm unfurled.

Love's waterfall, the very flame of life,

You're—pain and angst. It's thus we feel the world.

 

Can't see: a whore? An angel from above?

To praise or scold the daring gaze unveiled?

Free, like a bird, in your domain of love.

You're no one's pair. You're—heat and sudden hail.

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