Like Mary, I have been away for such a long time and I have just found out from her about Herbert. Such sad news. What an amazing character he was. I simply loved his poems. My sincere condolences to his friends on here and his family.
I have been away for so long and to come back and see we lost Herbert....such sad news. Herbert, I'm sure even now you are probably keeping tabs on the ol' Poemhunter crew...please know you were thought of and will continue to be thought of as one of the best here. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family who even though this is not recent are surely still feeling the loss.
Herbert was badley injured in early May, massive head and body injuries, the result of being hit by a car while walking on his beloved Bribie Island QLD.
After 8 weeks in hospital he was discharged and on August 13 he died of complications related to his injuries.
The woman motorist who hit him was using her cellphone at the time, however strangely enough there has been no publication of this accident or his death. On contacting the Bribie Island Police they claim to have no record of this accident and were unaware he had died.
All very shady and appears that the offender may be getting some type of help from the Police or the News Media? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
I am probing and questioning and will post more as it comes to hand.
Herbert Nehrlich is a poet through and through. One of those rare souls for whom rhymin' and rhythmin' come effortlessly, gracefully and often comically, his poetry spans a very broad canvass - from traditional to free verse, from epic tale to gentle erotica - not to mention a good dose of the frivolous.
Always original, he shares just enough of his German roots to leave a special taste in the mouth that is 'different' and distinctive. Herbert is passionate about his writing, combining witty humor with a deeply help belief in the human condition and the courage to follow his creative muse wherever she takes him. Read his poems. You'll be enchanted, challenged and above all thoroughly satisfied.
Herbert Nehrlich will be remembered in the same light as the great story telling Poets
His verse is faultless, his imagination endless
His soul is filled with truth, it was an honour to meet him
I will always regard him as a superior Human being
this Stroll through the triggernometry of your mind is matched only in the rhymed and metered dance of understated elegance in the curvature of lines… that you set out on each page.. shaped in vases, potpourri filled as ethics, mysticisms, realities and tuther tings… at the very least.. tis nice to have the opportunity to read you.. aroha Dxx
To visit you was our treat, my older brother loved you. Though from the moment we did meet you thought I wasn't up to the standards of a first-born son whose name was true tradition. Yet you allowed us to have fun and Opa took us fishing.