— a poem by Peycho Kanev

I still remember the eagles

perched on the rocks

and, after that, leaping from the infinity

into the abyss to look for meat.

So majestically!

The smooth feathers and the shining talons,

pulsing against the Sun.

I still remember those eagles

from my dream.

So real!

Was I 5 or 8?

But I still haven't forgotten those creatures.

They were perching on my hands

and pecking at the pieces of meat

and, after that, they flew towards the empyrean,

but their feathered souls

stayed with me,

even now…

One of them sits on my left shoulder,

like some obscure critic,

frowning at these lines

and pecking at

th w rds th t I m writ ng.
Peycho Kanev is the Editor-In-Chief of Kanev Books. His poetry collectionBone Silence was released in September 2010 by Desperanto. A new collection of his poetry, titled Requiem for One Night, will be published by SixteenFourteen in 2013. His poems have appeared in more than 900 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Sheepshead Review, The Coachella Review, Two Thirds North, Sierra Nevada Review, The Cleveland Review, and many others. Peycho Kanev has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net.