© Copyright Valentina Battler. All rights reserved
Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller
Painting on Xuan paper, mixed media, 125 x 68 cm, 2011
CARMEN AND JOSÉ
José—her accidental, cherished guest.
He gave his heart; she left him at a loss.
His heart beats rapidly, hers—less and less.
She's merciless. Matchless. That's his heavy cross.