Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1001. Curly Moss 7/10/2008
1002. The Photo 7/10/2008
1003. More On Gina 7/11/2008
1004. Halt The Salt 7/11/2008
1005. Expansion Joint 7/12/2008
1006. Aged Hams 7/12/2008
1007. For That Elusive Molecule 7/12/2008
1008. Tirasumi Pine 7/13/2008
1009. Rock Of Ages (Modified) 7/13/2008
1010. The Gardner's Bench Behind The Church 7/13/2008
1011. Limericks *************** 7/13/2008
1012. The Pope Visits 7/13/2008
1013. Words That Trickle 7/14/2008
1014. Forum Future 7/14/2008
1015. Wombats ** 6/28/2008
1016. Where Is Hairy Wombat? 6/29/2008
1017. America The Powerful 6/29/2008
1018. Mr. Vicious 6/29/2008
1019. Tod 6/30/2008
1020. Doc Stickfinger 6/30/2008
1021. Unshakable Belief 6/30/2008
1022. Insurrection 6/30/2008
1023. Folks And Their Sins 7/1/2008
1024. For Mr. A. Phuk, Aka Fark 7/1/2008
1025. Catherine 7/1/2008
1026. ...Wise To Be Humble 7/2/2008
1027. Harlequinade 7/3/2008
1028. The Error 7/3/2008
1029. Mixed Clean Limericks 7/15/2008
1030. Kriek Beer 7/15/2008
1031. No, Not Carlsbad Beer! 7/15/2008
1032. Gilded Moments (By Rachel) 7/15/2008
1033. Treacle 7/16/2008
1034. Trickle Ii 7/16/2008
1035. My Cob 7/16/2008
1036. Occult 7/16/2008
1037. C**** 7/17/2008
1038. Tax 7/17/2008
1039. Badedas***** 7/17/2008
1040. Tara Is Smiling 7/17/2008

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

.....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.