Leo Yankevich

Bronze Star - 2,157 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

Leo Yankevich Poems

1. Quasimodo 9/20/2004
2. Racked Beauty 9/22/2004
3. The Last Silesian 3/6/2006
4. The Idiot 9/20/2004
5. Hunter 2/11/2005
6. Two Dates 2/11/2005
7. Praised Be 2/11/2005
8. Don Quixote 12/13/2007
9. Grey Oak 12/13/2007
10. Cracow At Dawn 12/30/2007
11. Poem In October 12/31/2007
12. Visiting My Dead Grandmother's Cottage With My Father In The Forests Of Lithuania: 1966 12/31/2007
13. Had I Not Grown Suddenly Short Of Breath 12/31/2007
14. Wake Cake 2/11/2008
15. Mary Magdalene 2/11/2008
16. John Clare Escapes The Essex Asylum 2/11/2008
17. Hank 2/11/2008
18. Kant’s Shadow 2/12/2008
19. Barcelona,1936 2/12/2008
20. Poor Man's Diamond 12/13/2007
21. To Love This Flesh 2/13/2008
22. Silesian Landscape 2/13/2008
23. The Bridge 2/13/2008
24. This Morning 2/13/2008
25. Elegy 2/13/2008
26. Exile 5/3/2008
27. Billie 5/7/2008
28. Metaphysics 5/7/2008
29. Mary 5/7/2008
30. Creature In The Corn 5/7/2008
31. Bethlehem 5/7/2008
32. Despair 5/7/2008
33. Epiphany 5/7/2008
34. Plato Returns To Earth 5/7/2008
35. The Moth 5/7/2008
36. When Nothing Remains 5/7/2008
37. Leaves 5/7/2008
38. Black Oak 5/15/2008
39. Water 6/5/2008
40. The Cat 10/10/2008
Best Poem of Leo Yankevich

After 20 Years Of Marriage

Here is a river with a little boat
moored beside its bank. The boat's the colour
of oranges in the south of Greece, all bloody
and ripe with sweetness, while the bank's the colour
of meadows in the north of France, deep green
with a heifer's downy mane, a country rose.
Love, I shall never take you to those places.
I've squandered all my gold upon the water,
which for you mirrors the eternal sun.

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Veterans’ Hospital

Some nights are never-ending hells
for these old veterans in our care.
We do not hand out pills, but shells,
as out of battlefields they stare
from over sixty years ago
on far-off Guam or Guadalcanal.
With trembling hands they try to show
how the bravest or youngest fell.
We console them with a cold cup,

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