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. Elegy For Hanns Breitenbach (1890-1945) 2/22/2014
9. Promised Land 3/9/2014
10. Before His Majesty 6/19/2014
11. The Bell-Toller 6/19/2014
12. A Hundred Since The First 8/15/2014
13. Lazarus 4/29/2015
14. Karpatia 4/29/2015
15. Hedgehog 4/29/2015
16. Grey Wolves 4/29/2015
17. Céline 7/27/2015
18. Flags 8/28/2015
19. Tine 8/28/2015
20. Hospice 8/28/2015
21. Tarn Catfish 8/28/2015
22. The Donetsk Morgue 8/28/2015
23. What They Found 8/28/2015
24. Buk Near Donetsk 8/28/2015
25. Lermontov, Verlaine, Trakl, Yesenin 8/28/2015
26. Do Not Shed Tears For The Drowned Boys 9/9/2015
27. Refugees 9/9/2015
28. Hindenburgstraße 8 9/9/2015
29. Kitten 11/1/2015
30. A Tree And Its Fruit 11/1/2015
31. Archie Bunker Rhymes 11/1/2015
32. Mother Europe 11/1/2015
33. Your Mother’s Eyes, Your Father’s Chin 11/1/2015
34. Dream: Milosz 11/1/2015
35. Seven 11/10/2015
36. A Magic Mountain 11/20/2015
37. Neanderthal 11/22/2015
38. Nowica 12/6/2015
39. After Hieronymus Bosch 12/7/2015
40. Sunday Morning 1/10/2016

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

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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