Leo Yankevich

Silver Star - 3,342 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

A Tiny Glow - Poem by Leo Yankevich

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 walking on the dew toward Galilee.

Comments about A Tiny Glow by Leo Yankevich

  • Josey Alfred (1/12/2016 7:37:00 AM)

    Faith is the guiding light, that takes us to our goal.
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  • (10/3/2013 11:43:00 PM)

    Faith is a gem to cherished, it lingers beyond time and space! (Report) Reply

  • (2/4/2008 12:42:00 PM)

    This short poem is well worth the read, especially given the wonderful ending. (Report) Reply

  • Joe Breunig (1/2/2008 9:57:00 AM)

    A delightful piece; really enjoyed the ending couplet; nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • (3/6/2006 4:47:00 AM)

    If light exists anywhere, imagination will find it. Your poems are rich with imagery.Your message is profound. Thank you for sharing.

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra Fowler
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Read poems about / on: despair, faith, moon, dream, light, night, star

Poem Submitted: Monday, September 20, 2004

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 3, 2010

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