© Copyright Valentina Battler. All rights reserved
Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller
Painting on Xuan paper, 67 x 55 cm, 2005
The umbrellas get beaten
By the merciless and tiresome rain.
It covers the earth
With the mask of autumn’s cool veil.
In such inclement weather,
How could I avoid getting stained?
Sadness and grief.
But we mustn’t let sorrow prevail.