Leo Yankevich

Silver Star - 3,448 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

Leo Yankevich Poems

1. Mary 5/7/2008
2. Market 4/5/2009
3. Summit 1/28/2013
4. Jacob's Ladder,1888 3/9/2013
5. Trees, Walking 3/9/2013
6. Ultima Thule 3/10/2013
7. Godfather 6/22/2013
8. Before His Majesty 6/19/2014
9. The Bell-Toller 6/19/2014
10. A Hundred Since The First 8/15/2014
11. Lazarus 4/29/2015
12. Karpatia 4/29/2015
13. Hedgehog 4/29/2015
14. Grey Wolves 4/29/2015
15. Céline 7/27/2015
16. Flags 8/28/2015
17. Tine 8/28/2015
18. Hospice 8/28/2015
19. Tarn Catfish 8/28/2015
20. The Donetsk Morgue 8/28/2015
21. What They Found 8/28/2015
22. Buk Near Donetsk 8/28/2015
23. Lermontov, Verlaine, Trakl, Yesenin 8/28/2015
24. Do Not Shed Tears For The Drowned Boys 9/9/2015
25. Refugees 9/9/2015
26. Hindenburgstraße 8 9/9/2015
27. Kitten 11/1/2015
28. A Tree And Its Fruit 11/1/2015
29. Archie Bunker Rhymes 11/1/2015
30. Mother Europe 11/1/2015
31. Holodomor,1932-1933 2/9/2016
32. December,1942 2/9/2016
33. St. Bartholomew's Church 2/9/2016
34. The Łemko Steeple 2/9/2016
35. Anonymous Rex 2/9/2016
36. Black Ops 2/9/2016
37. Vision 2/9/2016
38. Monomatapa On The Detroit River 2/9/2016
39. Epilogue 2/9/2016
40. Caterpillar 2/21/2016

Comments about Leo Yankevich

  • Margaret O Driscoll Margaret O Driscoll (7/13/2015 4:10:00 AM)

    Glad I checked out your poetry, just read Mother In The Garden and it nearly had me in tears!

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  • Amir Mohammad Islami Chalandar (6/6/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    excellent poems. you are great in explaining your feels. i invite you to read my poem

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  • Dennis N. O'brien Dennis N. O'brien (10/27/2012 6:04:00 PM)

    Thanks for posting your poems here - I enjoy reading them.
    Best wishes
    Dennis N. O'Brien

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  • Michael Shepherd (9/21/2004 8:13:00 AM)

    Leo - I am moved by and admire your poems enormously. Will you tell michael@shepherd87.fsnet.co.uk if you have published, or intend to publish? Best wishes.

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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.

Read the full of After 20 Years Of Marriage

Quasimodo

As he lies mid his retinue of rats,
oblivious to the trickling water
and the maelstrom in the babbling sewer,
one might think his nose a hovel for flies
in the low and oppressive August heat,
but gladly he sleeps the sleep of the just,
like a foetus double-crossed in the womb.

Who but the passing ethereal white clouds,

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