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

Painting on Xuan paper, 48 x 58 cm, 2005




A dreadful night…

            The moon evokes fear.

How did these nestlings

            End up right here? 

The woods are so quiet –

            Every sound grows!


Eyes flicker,

            The fur of the coat glows.

I wish there was dew –

            To signal the day’s near.

The icon of night’s flame

            Suddenly sparks clear.

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