Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

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

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?