Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller

Painting on Xuan paper, 38 x 47 cm, 2003. Sold

PEONIES

 

 

There’s a petal already,
       Or two, falling off in the wind;


The peony in spring
       Knows its beauty will soon come to end.


It’s the Natural Law–
       No matter how much we lament, –


All must vanish sometime
       To return and to bloom once again.

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