Treasure Island

Herbert Nehrlich 2

(04-10-1943 / Germany)

Time (Haiku)


Is it the future
or the past we must learn from?
I often wonder.

Does the present draw
from both or from its own strength?
Yes, George, time will tell.

Submitted: Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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

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 (Time (Haiku) by Herbert Nehrlich 2 )

Enter the verification code :

  • sky dreams (11/12/2009 5:36:00 AM)

    i love haikus, so simple yet so meaningful.. i believe it is the past we must learn from, if we spend our time calculating and trying to predict the future, we can't allow ourselves to truly just.. live. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. TIME WEIGHS HEAVY, Colin Ian Jeffery
  2. My Earth My Love, Akhtar Jawad
  3. Oinkabye - Lincoln Park Zoo, Ima Ryma
  4. Nëse ti më do me të vërtetë., skender iljaz braka
  5. The rush to nowere, michael hagwood
  6. LOVE IS A JOURNEY 10 WORD, Beryl Dov
  7. BLAME, Beryl Dov
  8. Great Nuakhai Greet, Pintu Mahakul
  9. The City Sleeps, michael hagwood
  10. POET'S ODE TO HIS WASTEPAPER BASKET, Beryl Dov

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Lord Tennyson

It little profits that an idle king,
By this still hearth, among these barren crags,
Match'd with an aged wife, I mete and dole
Unequal laws unto a savage race,
...... Read complete »

   
[Hata Bildir]