© 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, 110 x 68 cm, 2011
KING LEAR. RETRIBUTION
He’s deafened by his grief.
The poor old father, —
His suffering has caused him to go mad.
And life, in just a moment,
Changed her colors,
And spilled into a dreadful sea of lead.
His daughter’s gilded souls
That craved affection,
Instead were filled with sorrow and ill will.
A king without escorts.
His flesh had died, his spirit had gone still.