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

Painting on Xuan paper, 75 x 45 cm, 2005




It’s tranquil all around.

       The woods are calm and dim.

       The forest feels no shamefulness, no pride.


The Hermit chose his way.

       Away from human din,

       Where thieves do not disturb a peaceful night.


Here, there’s moonlight,

       Everything’s alive,

       Without knowing profit and resentment.


In peaceful, distant lands,

       A hermit lives his life

       And wakes up every morning with contentment.

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