© Copyright Valentina Battler. All rights reserved
Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller
Painting on Xuan paper, 50 x 64 cm, 2004
An actor! Full of blissful tact!
A stage was missing from his act.
The actor spread across a stump,
An old leaf from the nearby swamp.
He raised his gaze a little higher,
Supported by a toothless choir.