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

Painting on Xuan paper, 66 x 86 cm, 2003



The tail of the emerald bird exploded
As though a lacy volley, spreading gold
Across the sky, for people to behold.


If only people, like this wonder-bird,
Could spread their joy into a lacy fan,
And learn to fire beauty on command.

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