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Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller
Painting on Xuan paper, 60 x 46 cm, 2000
THE EARLIEST BLOSSOMS
She’s all alone, and yet content
Without the sunlight glare.
The surly breeze – her closest friend,
She’s leafless, cold and bare.
And yet, you herald spring for me,
And not the freezing cold.
Your scent extends a thousand Li,
As blooming buds unfold.
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