Camera Obscura

by Peycho Kanev

Light, please initiate me into your
occult philosophy. Tell me where
you come from when you penetrate
a dusty window in the morning and

find me staring into the nothingness.
Sometimes you show me very beautiful
things, and I try to comprehend.
Like a pair of beautiful female legs

semi-concealed in the twilight of
your brightly absence. How many stories
do we need so this moment could be
remembered forever

The others have old photo albums.
The others have skies to cry beneath them.
But you can find me thoughtful,
staring into the darkness of this page.


Peycho Kanev is the Editor-In-Chief of Kanev Books. His poetry collection Bone Silence was released in September 2010 by Desperanto Publishing Group. A new collection of his poetry, titled Requiem for One Night, will be published by Desperanto Publishing Group in September 2012. Also his poems have appeared in more than 600 literary magazines, such as: Poetry Quarterly, Evergreen Review, Hawaii Review, Cordite Poetry Review, The Monarch Review, The Coachella Review, DMQ Review, The Cleveland Review, In Posse Review, Mascara Literary 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.