© Copyright Valentina Battler. All rights reserved
Paintings are accompanied by the author's poems. Translated into English by Andrey Kneller
Painting on Xuan paper, 84 x 60 cm, 2005
One tune, one melody is heard
In music that’s been improvised.
An old man, bending to the bird,
Sings out the same song with his eyes.
Enframing their duet, a pine
Brings them together in accord.
And heeding symbols of the time,
I listen in, without a word.