Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sunday Poetry: Leo Yankevich

The July Sun Over Lebanon


She hears bombs raze the nunnery.

She hears F-16s on their way

back to Israel, to reload

new bombs sent from America.

Blinding smoke burns in her eyes

and shrouds the limbs of terrorists,

boys and girls from grammar school

who in the spring first learned to count.


Leo Yankevich


(Published at War Poetry.)

2 Comments:

Blogger Hecate said...

Oh, Goddess.

See the homepage for a poetry festival.

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Powerful poem, and oh, so true.

4:13 AM  

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