Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

681. Class Distinction 10/23/2007
682. Hy Men 10/24/2007
683. Send-Off 10/24/2007
684. Poppyseeds Of The Past (Wise Toddlers) 10/26/2007
685. Throw Hazelbutt Out - Keep P/H Clean! 10/19/2007
686. Meet Me? 10/28/2007
687. Thanks, Sue! 10/28/2007
688. The Sauna Meeting 10/29/2007
689. Reimerei 10/29/2007
690. Playing Again 10/29/2007
691. Age Has Its... 10/30/2007
692. Happy 90th - Abram! 10/31/2007
693. The Halloween Dentist (Re-Post) 11/1/2007
694. Tom And I - Our Hysterectomy 11/2/2007
695. Hun's Time 11/3/2007
696. Erothoughts 11/3/2007
697. Sweaty Hands 11/4/2007
698. Strawberry Wine 11/4/2007
699. Pigeonhole 11/4/2007
700. The Waterdragon Returned 11/5/2007
701. Methylated 11/5/2007
702. Agent 30-Seven 11/5/2007
703. Lingual Salad 11/8/2007
704. So, What Do You Like About Me? 11/8/2007
705. Cheers 'N Such 11/8/2007
706. Wrinkles 11/8/2007
707. Ich Weiss 11/9/2007
708. Seulement Pour Moi 11/9/2007
709. The Girl From Molokay 11/9/2007
710. She Slept 11/10/2007
711. Hermaphrodite 11/10/2007
712. Cherries 11/11/2007
713. John Howard (Haiku) 11/12/2007
714. Dream Pills 11/14/2007
715. Lullaby For Techtel 11/14/2007
716. Two Tears With Names 11/19/2007
717. Be Still My Heart 11/22/2007
718. Election Eve - Australia 11/23/2007
719. Cardiomegaly? Really? 11/23/2007
720. Perpetuum Mobilé 11/26/2007

Comments about Herbert Nehrlich

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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

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

  • . . (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....

Best Poem of Herbert Nehrlich

.....When I'M Sixty-Four?

I hope your hands
will always be for
me to hold.
And, if they are
a trifle sweaty,
would you mind
to overlook
this sign of
rampant joy?

I hope your eyes
will always be for
me to love.
And, if they shed
a few shy tears,
so would you mind
I kissed them all away?

I hope your ears
will always be for
my own words.
And if they're sparse
at times or casual
would you mind
me whispering
sweet nothings -
all day and night?

I hope your smile
will always be
just waiting
to shine on me
with ...

Read the full of .....When I'M Sixty-Four?


I had to close the book of mankind's history,
it told of many wars, of bloodshed and of torture,
describing in disturbing but extensive detail,
how one can split a skull and full-grown man in half,
right down the centre of his hapless, useless being.
As if he'd never mattered or deserved to live.

So many years and so much blood was spilled,
that fertile fields bore witness to man's greatest folly.

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