Leo Yankevich

Rookie - 38 Points (October 30,1961 / Farrell, Pennsylvani)

Leo Yankevich Poems

1. Apollo’s Archaic Torso 5/4/2008
2. A December Wish 2/11/2008
3. A Warning to Dissidents 3/6/2006
4. A Tiny Glow 9/20/2004
5. At a Suicide’s Grave(1869-1897) 8/13/2009
6. After 20 Years of Marriage 5/12/2009
7. Break of Dawn 2/13/2008
8. After the Old Masters 2/7/2009
9. An Autumn Evening 12/26/2007
10. Baroque Nativity Scene 3/13/2011
11. Babcia 4/10/2011
12. Barcelona,1936 2/12/2008
13. A Hater Learns About Love 7/27/2010
14. No Flowers, No Doves 9/22/2004
15. Dylan Thomas 2/11/2005
16. Bethlehem 5/7/2008
17. Billie 5/7/2008
18. Black Oak 5/15/2008
19. A Plurality of Worlds 3/13/2011
20. Beast 4/10/2011

The Last Silesian

Above us: cawing rooks and grey clouds.
Around us: leafless trees and falling snow.
It’s late in January, 60 years
since Gleiwitz-Petersdorf was “liberated.”

Anne, a frail and tiny woman of eighty,
and the last Silesian on our street,
points her left hand toward the frozen ground
and rests her right upon a walking stick.

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