Leo Yankevich

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

Leo Yankevich Poems

241. Billie 5/7/2008
242. Black Oak 5/15/2008
243. Bethlehem 5/7/2008
244. Baroque Nativity Scene 3/13/2011
245. A Hater Learns About Love 7/27/2010
246. Barcelona,1936 2/12/2008
247. No Flowers, No Doves 9/22/2004
248. Ah, Love 2/6/2009
249. Eastertide 9/22/2004
250. After The Old Masters 2/7/2009
251. Break Of Dawn 2/13/2008
252. An Autumn Evening 12/26/2007
253. Babcia 4/10/2011
254. At A Suicide’s Grave(1869-1897) 8/13/2009
255. After 20 Years Of Marriage 5/12/2009
256. A Warning To Dissidents 3/6/2006
257. A Tiny Glow 9/20/2004
258. A December Wish 2/11/2008
259. Apollo’s Archaic Torso 5/4/2008

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

A December Wish

You hear the sound of carols from afar.
Bright bulbs and tinsel, cinnamon and cloves.
Beyond a hill of snow you see a star.

Here you can look at stacks of Christmas trees,
buy nuts and raisins, fruit from nearby groves,
cards inscribed in gold: “joy, love and peace.”

And you can eat kielbasa from a spit
as fat drips sizzling in makeshift stoves
and zlotys are exchanged and butts are lit.

Here you can watch fat women slaughter fish
if you stand in the line and bear the shoves,
pretending that you really have a wish.

And for a moment you ...

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A Warning To Dissidents

Yes, pretty soon now they’ll be at your door.
They’ve orders and a warrant after all.
It doesn’t matter. You’ll be on the floor,
your wife and children having watched you fall.

Just then you’ll notice fallen scraps and crumbs,
the beauty of your startled wife’s pale feet,
the Celtic Crosses on your daughter’s thumbs,
the food above that you will never eat.