Treasure Island

Leo Yankevich

(October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvani)

Poems of Leo Yankevich

1. A December Wish 2/11/2008
2. A Hater Learns About Love 7/27/2010
3. A Hundred Since the First 8/15/2014
4. A Plurality of Worlds 3/13/2011
5. A Tiny Glow 9/20/2004
6. A Warning to Dissidents 3/6/2006
7. After 20 Years of Marriage 5/12/2009
8. After the Expulsions 7/27/2010
9. After the Old Masters 2/7/2009
10. Ah, Love 2/6/2009
11. An Autumn Evening 12/26/2007
12. Angel 1/28/2013
13. Apollo’s Archaic Torso 5/4/2008
14. Ark 6/23/2013
15. At a Suicide’s Grave(1869-1897) 8/13/2009
16. Babcia 4/10/2011
17. Barcelona,1936 2/12/2008
18. Baroque Nativity Scene 3/13/2011
19. Beast 4/10/2011
20. Beasts 3/10/2013

The Last Silesian

Above us: cawing rooks and grey clouds.
Around us: leafless trees and falling snow.
It’s late in January, 60 years
since Gleiwitz-Petersdorf was “liberated.”

Anne, a frail and tiny woman of eighty,
and the last Silesian on our street,
points her left hand toward the frozen ground
and rests her right upon a walking stick.

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