Still Life |
by Peycho Kanev

hiding in the shirtsleeves
hanging on the clotheslines
in the grey backyard.
A gust of wind
sends the leaves to the white
clouds with aching bellies.
Drunken peasant
carries the moon over the barn
and fell asleep inside his dream
of a barn full of dreams.
In the morning
a white kid is born
to a white goat
under the new sun.
And then the wind grow violent,
but it ran into the frame and stopped.
Peycho Kanev is the author of 4 poetry collections and two chapbooks. He has won several European awards for his poetry and he’s nominated for the Pushcart Award and Best of the Net. Translations of his books will be published soon in Italy, Poland and Russia. His poems have appeared in more than 900 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.