Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and three chapbooks, published in the USA and Europe. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Rattle, Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Front Porch Review, Hawaii Review, Barrow Street, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others. His new chapbook titled Under Half-Empty Heaven was published in 2018 by Grey Book Press.
All night the branches outside
are lonely without crows
moonlit patches of idle grass
blanket the earth
someone drinking a cup of tea
delicately lifting his pinky
without even thinking about
Every day is the same
the dreams come and go
just like the curtains breath in and out
in the nights of our hazy lovemaking.
Тhe Arrival of Spring
The river will come harsh on us, ready even to break eggs.
And the darkest white will melt again.
The dogs begin to bark to the shrinking moon.
Love me or hate me wherever you are; in the basement or in the sky.
All peasants prepare their torches and rusty pitchforks.
But you are still sleeping under the rising yolk of freedom.