Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1601. Cinderella And The Dog 9/6/2005
1602. Happy Birthday, Mary 11/8/2005
1603. Louise Visits The Doctor 6/12/2005
1604. Goethe 10/16/2005
1605. On Deliverance 5/22/2005
1606. Britches 8/5/2005
1607. Misjudged 1/24/2006
1608. Pus 1/23/2006
1609. A Few Of Us 2/2/2006
1610. In The Beginning - The Questions And Lies 11/9/2004
1611. Nightstalker On A Mission 7/4/2005
1612. Mammography 10/29/2005
1613. Mexican Border Song 7/12/2005
1614. In The Bordello 6/25/2005
1615. Cocky 11/16/2004
1616. Nachtraben 11/24/2004
1617. The Guillotine 11/23/2004
1618. Two's Company 12/7/2004
1619. Social Limerick 10/24/2005
1620. Modern War 7/20/2006
1621. Happy Birthday, Dr. Fph. 1/3/2007
1622. From The Chest In My Attic Ii 9/14/2007
1623. Her Breast 11/8/2007
1624. Vor Der Kaserne 10/29/2007
1625. Time (Limerick) 3/5/2008
1626. Saying G'Day 3/12/2008
1627. Ah, So True! 5/4/2008
1628. Retiring Early 5/11/2008
1629. Wombat Stew 6/28/2008
1630. Bathing 7/15/2008
1631. Professional Limerick 7/25/2008
1632. The Keeper's Lion 7/29/2008
1633. A Brilliant Poet 9/2/2008
1634. The Gander's Goose 9/11/2008
1635. Influenza 10/21/2008
1636. Bonjour Tristesse 12/8/2008
1637. Climate Change (The Truth) 11/19/2008
1638. Flanders Field 11/9/2008
1639. Logistics 2/13/2009
1640. Limerick For Ash Wednesday 11/18/2009

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?


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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