Leo Yankevich

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

Witness - Poem by Leo Yankevich

The wind or consciousness intones:
“Better never to have been born.”
You watch along the creek bank stones.
A Norway rat filled up with corn
squeals as a mink drags it away,
the blood left on the loam: a trail,
a trail to heaven, blue today,
but winding first through earth and hell.

Topic(s) of this poem: nature


Comments about Witness by Leo Yankevich

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/28/2015 4:54:00 AM)


    With the blood left on the loam. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/28/2015 4:53:00 AM)


    Clean poem with pain well defined. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags


Poem Submitted: Friday, August 28, 2015



[Report Error]