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 -new- 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

Racked Beauty

Blest be the dawn, the luminous blue-slate,
the arch transfused by the glorious sun,
and blackbirds chanting hymnals in prickly bushes,
and rooks high over fields coughing up love.

Blest be the winds about the furrowed brow,
and the joyful whispers of dying leaves,
the maples staggered blissfully behind barbed fences
above the tombs of the newly redeemed.

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