Herbert Nehrlich Poems

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1211.
Tears

My tears welled up
with little warning.
They filled my eyes
and then spilled out.
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1212.
Pledge

Would I fly through foreign sky
if I were a bird.
Visit you, my Lorelei
bring a secret word?
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1213.
Starry, Starry Nights

Where rivers flow and willows weep,
where moonshine spreads its cheesy grin,
there will be promises to keep
of primal fear and mortal sin.
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1214.
What To Eat

For brekkie it is lamb
for lunch Black Forest Ham
and oysters from the Bay
twelve eggs in a soufflé.
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1215.
Student Days

From Stachus home,
at five, in time for dinner
the Fall Of Rome
had been the lecture of the day,
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1216.
That Last Bottle

It was, you said, your very last,
and that you could, without a doubt
take it or leave it, any time at all.
Just a cute habit, acquired in your youth
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1217.
Melancholy

I have had a melancholy day.
And please don't ask me why.
I do not know myself
why gremlins come in to the
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1218.
A Pile Of Leaves

A thousand leaves had fallen
the day he chose to go,
so many thoughtful colours
perched on a drift of snow.
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1219.
Blackbird

Come again, my pretty Blackbird,
you sang to me on Sunday afternoon,
so many years ago, here in my garden.
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1220.
Children Of Poetry

It is a bit like having foster parents,
you think they give a damn, because they really care.
Then comes the crunch, you look up from your pillow
and find they're busy with some other pressing matters.
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