Leo Yankevich

Bronze Star - 2,146 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

After The Expulsions - Poem by Leo Yankevich


The old Romanesque church in Petersdorf,
closed since the Germans left the neighbourhood,
crumbles in the pouring acid rain.
Above, no bells toll for its dead; but stain
upon stain marks the stones where Mary’s scarf
rests at the bare feet of its heavy rood.

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (2/21/2016 4:03:00 AM)

    So poignant and sad Leo (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 30, 2011

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