Leo Yankevich

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

Leo Yankevich Poems

81. The Lord's Supper 6/25/2018
82. Wołyń 7/22/2018
83. Cats 4/3/2016
84. The New Bleeding Hearts 4/4/2016
85. Soccer Ball 4/4/2016
86. No Still Life 4/4/2016
87. Elegy For Hanns Breitenbach (1890-1945) 2/22/2014
88. Promised Land 3/9/2014
89. The Careful Gardener 6/22/2013
90. Why Wars Happen, Beings On Earth Die 8/16/2014
91. The Adolf Hitler Canal 4/8/2013
92. Esse 6/19/2014
93. Six Feet Beneath The Snow 2/20/2015
94. Wake 3/9/2013
95. Nettle Tea 4/2/2016
96. Deep Sleep 11/1/2015
97. Witness 8/28/2015
98. Childhood Leaves 3/9/2013
99. Pilitak 1/28/2013
100. Sonnet For All Who Follow Me 4/8/2016
101. Mary Magdalene 2/11/2008
102. Kolyma,1937 7/27/2010
103. Koniuchy, Eastern Poland,1944 7/27/2010
104. Metaphysics 5/7/2008
105. Reunion 3/13/2009
106. Old Tarts 9/4/2012
107. Tombstone 6/17/2012
108. Invocation 3/14/2009
109. Kant’s Shadow 2/12/2008
110. Tobias To His Angel 9/5/2010
111. Somewhere Over Germany,1945 5/12/2009
112. Vengeance Is Mine, Says The Lord,1943 5/12/2009
113. Two Dates 2/11/2005
114. Rust Belt 11/12/2008
115. Moonshine,1969 11/12/2008
116. Leaves 5/7/2008
117. Lobb Ghyll Viaduct 8/3/2012
118. Last Poem 1/1/2013
119. Silesian Landscape 2/13/2008
120. Water 6/5/2008

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

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,