Peycho Kanev

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.

Every Day

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.