© Copyright Valentina Battler. All rights reserved
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
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.