Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1081. Night Moths 8/5/2008
1082. Odysseus 8/6/2008
1083. Into A Moth 8/6/2008
1084. Jeesez 8/6/2008
1085. Adrian 8/7/2008
1086. Your Sentinel 8/8/2008
1087. For Stephanie 8/3/2008
1088. Men (Grown-Up) 8/10/2008
1089. Browns Into Greens 8/10/2008
1090. Teutonen 8/11/2008
1091. Porky Pies 8/11/2008
1092. At The Class Reunion 8/13/2008
1093. Sean And Paddy 8/14/2008
1094. Chincherinchee 8/15/2008
1095. Lips, Ships 8/15/2008
1096. You Wait 8/18/2008
1097. Non Sequitur *** 8/19/2008
1098. Cum Grano Salis 8/19/2008
1099. Pulmonary Embolism 8/21/2008
1100. Tribute To.......Rock Of Ages (By Rachel) 8/23/2008
1101. Words** 8/23/2008
1102. Equal 8/25/2008
1103. Falling Drop 8/25/2008
1104. Forum Rhyme 8/26/2008
1105. Talent Hill 8/26/2008
1106. Lp 8/26/2008
1107. Maturity * 8/27/2008
1108. Sherries 8/27/2008
1109. What About Mccain? 8/29/2008
1110. Of Course I Will 9/1/2008
1111. The Long Haul Flight 9/1/2008
1112. Watching The Convention 9/3/2008
1113. Zum 47sten Jahrestag - Trinkspruch 9/4/2008
1114. Ach Du Liebe Zeit 9/4/2008
1115. It's Saturday * 9/5/2008
1116. Potatochipginner 9/5/2008
1117. Palin And Gang 9/5/2008
1118. Happy Birthday Stephanie N. 9/5/2008
1119. Vatertag Bayrischer Art 9/7/2008
1120. Thoughts On Wednesday 9/2/2008

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

500 Words And One Hand

'Yes', she uttered.
It was 1966, home turf,
when standing, tipsy
on the muddy banks
of our river,
by name of Schwalm,
when she, with sudden
and so unexpected,
but very welcome,
and hoped for,
dreamed about,
though feared,
initiative, and courage,
and all but shunning
all that which was,
well, after all,
a woman's place
in modern times.
Still needed to
be more conservative
than any man.
By country mile,
and more, of course.
So, now she had,
while we were kissing
with eyes tight shut
in paradise
of ...

Read the full of 500 Words And One Hand


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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