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

Painting on Xuan paper, mixed media, 110 x 68 cm, 2011




He’s deafened by his grief.

The poor old father, —

His suffering has caused him to go mad.


And life, in just a moment,

Changed her colors,

And spilled into a dreadful sea of lead.


His daughter’s gilded souls

That craved affection,

Instead were filled with sorrow and ill will.


A king without escorts.

In dejection,

His flesh had died, his spirit had gone still.

© Copyright Valentina Battler.  All rights reserved

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