Peycho Kanev

BIO

Peycho Kanev is the author of 3 poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for poetry. He has been nominated for the Best of the Net and Pushcart Award. Translations of his books are going to be published soon in Italy, Poland and Russia. His poems have appeared in many literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, Off the Coast, The Adirondack Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review and many others.

 

Exhaustion

The large rocky mountain
went to sleep and pulled up
the covers of the vast plains

And everything around me
fell silent except the diaphanous
rattle of the snakes deep underground

I dream there
waiting for the call of spring
with its green sledge
to come gliding on the ice

And it will happen
but not today
tomorrow…
It is always tomorrow

Every next day
.

Stillness

Right in middle of the dusty road
there is a large black stone
round as heart
heavy as pain
thick as memory
big as a tyrant
and glamorous as a lie

Right there under the dark stormy sky
there is a large black stone
in the middle of the dusty
road to the battlefield

Insurmountable as death

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