Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

521. Gullible, The Bear 11/17/2006
522. An Early Night 11/18/2006
523. Of Desert Wars 11/28/2006
524. You Asked 12/2/2006
525. Church Matters 12/4/2006
526. Cath 12/6/2006
527. Breasts 12/11/2006
528. Seventeen 12/11/2006
529. Santa From Atlanta 12/14/2006
530. Homer 12/14/2006
531. Bloomin' Mongrel 12/15/2006
532. Happy Birthday, James Rex White! 12/16/2006
533. Not Love 12/28/2006
534. Santa Goes Home 12/28/2006
535. Versoehnung 12/29/2006
536. Moongames 12/29/2006
537. Zum Jahreswechsel 12/31/2006
538. Das Ende 1/4/2007
539. Slab 1/4/2007
540. Iron Key 1/9/2007
541. Chastity 1/9/2007
542. As A Doornail 1/9/2007
543. Pointing 1/9/2007
544. Games With Rhyme 1/9/2007
545. Der Kranke Mann Und Das Kind 1/17/2007
546. The Cork 1/21/2007
547. Child 1/28/2007
548. Yep 1/28/2007
549. January Limericks 1/31/2007
550. Wortspiele 2/1/2007
551. Waking On Sunday 2/5/2007
552. Inspired By The Proctology Conference 2/6/2007
553. The Last Page 2/10/2007
554. Supply And Demand 2/15/2007
555. Fools Come By Greyhound Bus 2/15/2007
556. Gatecrashers 2/17/2007
557. Spring 2/25/2007
558. Schmerzen 3/2/2007
559. Daffodil 3/13/2007
560. The Specialist 3/25/2007

Comments about Herbert Nehrlich

  • Michael Witkowski (1/21/2005 8:50:00 AM)

    One last thing - you've never given me advice- bet it is because you cannot stand a fellow German - you had to flee Germany for whatever reason - i surmise it's sore spot in your life - and now that you- on reading my short bio- saw that i am born in Poland - your typical old age German anti-Polish racism has been pricked & stung out of its unholy restles sleep

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  • Michael Witkowski (1/21/2005 8:37:00 AM)

    Dr H
    You are not a published poet but lewd-lecherous and arrogant.
    Above all you have racist sentiments Germans had about Poland before World War Two and some still have,
    So climb off your high horse
    I bet your doctor title is a fake too

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  • Kim McInnis (1/17/2005 8:28:00 PM)

    I wanted to thank you for your comment. I was pretty upset for a couple days, but I thought a lot about what you said, and you're right - it's not fair to the many talented poets on here that I can pass off thoughtless scribbles as works of art. I thank you for your honesty and hope you don't give up on me yet - I need the criticism to grow.
    To comment on your own work, I'll be truthful and say I haven't been through all of it - a nearly impossible feat in a mere couple of days - but from what I've seen, not a word of your glowing reviews is untrue. The praise of a sixteen-year-old probably isn't worth a penny to you, but I do mean it. Your wit and honesty is refreshing.

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  • Amberlee Carter (1/14/2005 1:05:00 PM)

    What can I say that hasn't already been said? in one way or another.
    It's nice to see some who can write on many different levels, such as writing with a quit wit and clever charm, to writing about love and life in a serious way.
    It's a talent, one which most people even so called ' poets' today don't have....I'll be reading your work for a long time to come.

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  • Anne Leaver (12/19/2004 6:40:00 PM)

    Just a quick note to thank you for your encouragement. Little by little, I look through your work here - I'm awfully glad you're writing, and ths forum is, for me, a wonderful medium for 'publishing' and for collecting the ethos of the aspiring poet world. Let's continue!

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  • Darrell Rohling (12/16/2004 9:51:00 PM)

    Mr. Nehrlich,

    Thank you for the amazing body of work you offer. Clearly, you are a poet's poet. I; ll keep reading, too. And thanks for your own kind words offered to me recently.

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  • Pradeep Dhavakumar (12/16/2004 12:33:00 PM)

    Liked most of your work published over here.Hard to think that your not professional! .

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  • . . (11/12/2004 12:23:00 AM)

    I read all of your poems (finally) and I love them all. Even the one in German. Althought it is off the beaten path of the others.... :) Anyway, I just wanted to applaud you on your amazing talent. Perhaps you could manage to write a poem for the 'lonley hearts club'. Thanks so much for the interesting reads! !
    Take Care....

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Best Poem of Herbert Nehrlich

......Of Gold?

I was not looking when you found me
you stopped just long enough to smile.
I felt your presence all around me
and hoped that you would stay awhile.
You hurried on - you had your reason
and faded slowly in the light,
'twas hot, the highest summer season:
And then you turned - I'd hoped you might.
You flashed a brief but lovely look,
it made me feel quite weird.
Then silly me 'What if she took
offense at my gray beard? '

Then you were gone, the sun left with you,
the night air came with sudden force.
And to this day I often miss you
when ...

Read the full of ......Of Gold?


You can't cook with it.
It won't clean you.
Useless for dishes.
Goldfish don't like it.

What makes you think
that lukewarm kisses
will warm my heart
soothe my soul
smooth my wrinkles,
light my smile,
feed my ego,
make me happy
prolong my life?


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