© Copyright Valentina Battler. All rights reserved
Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller
Painting on Xuan paper, 57 x 40 cm, 2003
As soon as gentle breeze extends
Her hands to touch the rays of light,
The sun arises, and transcends
the balance of the day and night.
A sleepy child in a daze
With a confounded, startled stare
Sits, gazing straight into my face,
Embarrassed by his floppy hair.
Don’t worry, you can feel at ease,
I won’t disturb your warmful calm.
You’ve offered me a poignant feast,
Your light has purified my soul.