Treasure Island

Herbert Nehrlich

(04 October 1943 / Germany)

A Dire Emergency


It was a dire emergency,
something no frog appreciates.
A stork, his home a fancy nest
on top of the red-tiled roof,
had stabbed his hungry beak
into the gutter for a bit of green.
Frantically, since there was work to do
a veritable mountainrange of leaves
and unmentionable things
were stuck inside the downpipe
at the junction.
It was the hardest ever job he'd done,
the largest meal that could be eaten
and the happiest of all the days
a frog could even visualize.

Submitted: Monday, May 29, 2006

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



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

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Dire Emergency by Herbert Nehrlich )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Filling Self, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. I Am Too Old Not To Be Humble, Shalom Freedman
  3. Riding Through Edges, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  4. Corset, Melikhaya Zagagana
  5. Between me and You, Rathna nagaraja
  6. Concepts 24, Somanathan Iyer
  7. Wind and storm, Somanathan Iyer
  8. Artistic Eye, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  9. 9 June 2014, Shri R Brahma
  10. Hiding Behind Masks, RoseAnn V. Shawiak

Poem of the Day

poet Walt Whitman

ARM’D year! year of the struggle!
No dainty rhymes or sentimental love verses for you, terrible year!
Not you as some pale poetling, seated at a desk, lisping cadenzas
piano;
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  4. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  8. 1861, Walt Whitman
  9. If, Rudyard Kipling
  10. City That Does Not Sleep, Federico García Lorca

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]