The poetry of Peycho Kanev

Silence

The stone is a mirror,
but it only reflects dark images.

If the lonely man jumps off
the bridge, if the little girl
gets gored by an angry bull,
if the soldier falls in the mud,
it says nothing at all.

The stone is a mute witness
of the centuries with a diary
in his back pocket.

In the night the stone goes
through it’s writings and thinks
about it, everything that was
and will never be again.

The silence inside him is endless,
but one still can find in it
some memories of everything,
some memories of everyone.


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.

One comment

  1. Peycho; I enjoyed your poem on Fourth and Sycamore. It reminded me of a similar poem I wrote a while back about the ancient rocks or boulders that expressed a similar message. Yours was a beautiful expressed poem. I congratulate you and your many accolades. I wrote a F and S poem a while back and I think that it is a complement to be in your company on F and S.

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