Leo Yankevich

Silver Star - 3,350 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvania)

In Fear - Poem by Leo Yankevich

Something's at it again
in the hollow of my heart,
as the crow
of sorrow.

And once again:
the stillness
of the Lord
mid His holy
impending shadow,
festers in the wound
of a captured word.

humble my ache,
if you can,
before my hunger
steals another hymn
from Eden's tree,
or Jesu's bleeding hand.

With half a wing,
I am but breath and sin
caged in this boon
the joyful savants
call life.

I place it before you
like a rune—
wrought from strife.

Topic(s) of this poem: god

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2016

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