Leo Yankevich

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

Leo Yankevich Poems

161. On The Lynching Of Saddam Hussein 5/30/2009
162. Frozen Stiff 1/9/2010
163. Eschatology 3/14/2009
164. Praised Be 2/11/2005
165. Saint Francis Of 9th Avenue 4/10/2011
166. Satyr 1/18/2011
167. Naftaly Aronovich Frenkel 6/23/2007
168. Starless 5/26/2010
169. Moose 3/16/2009
170. Fly In Amber 12/28/2009
171. Poor Man's Diamond 12/13/2007
172. Creature In The Corn 5/7/2008
173. Grass 11/12/2008
174. For An Old Flame 3/13/2009
175. Exile 5/3/2008
176. Drowning Man 2/6/2009
177. The July Sun Over Lebanon 7/27/2010
178. Poland, New Year’s Day,1982 2/12/2008
179. The Exit 5/21/2011
180. On The Beheading Of Eugene Olin Armstrong 2/12/2008
181. Cracow At Dawn 12/30/2007
182. The Last Silesian 3/6/2006
183. The Gathering Storm 3/14/2009
184. The Moth 5/7/2008
185. The Poet Of 1912 3/13/2011
186. Crossing Geneva Marsh 12/5/2010
187. Red Star,1933 7/27/2010
188. Raggedy Anne 2/11/2005
189. The Snowman 1/9/2010
190. Crow 11/15/2009
191. The Poems 3/16/2009
192. The Abandoned Station 3/18/2009
193. The Death Of Communism 5/12/2009
194. The Bridge 2/13/2008
195. The Scarecrow 3/14/2009
196. The Cat 10/10/2008
197. Gleiwitz,1945 7/27/2010
198. Onion Snow 11/12/2008
199. The Familiar Night 5/25/2010
200. The World To Come 5/21/2011

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

  • 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

  • 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.

Best Poem of Leo Yankevich

A Tiny Glow

Without the moon or stars to guide his sight,
without a glint from shanties down below,
he rested on the foggy hill that night,
and begged the heavens for a tiny glow.

Despair turned into dream... a little boat
with fishermen inside in search of faith,
a boat which, neither sinking nor afloat,
now blindly drifted past a drowning wraith.

And he among them, but incapable
of seeing a reflection in the waves,
which lapped against the stormy parable
like hammers beating iron into staves.

But when he woke at dawn his eyes could see
light ...

Read the full of A Tiny Glow

Veterans’ Hospital

Some nights are never-ending hells
for these old veterans in our care.
We do not hand out pills, but shells,
as out of battlefields they stare
from over sixty years ago
on far-off Guam or Guadalcanal.
With trembling hands they try to show
how the bravest or youngest fell.
We console them with a cold cup,

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