Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1921. The Devil 11/16/2004
1922. Foolishness 10/31/2005
1923. The Doctor As A Teacher 11/3/2005
1924. In Memoriam To A Stranger 10/31/2005
1925. His Rose 10/31/2005
1926. Death Be Proud 6/13/2005
1927. Evening Swim 12/22/2004
1928. Lips 7/26/2005
1929. Andrew's Limerick 9/2/2005
1930. Hiders 9/1/2005
1931. Rapunzel 10/9/2005
1932. Store Detective 1/11/2005
1933. Coming Down Now 7/1/2005
1934. Kissing Lesson 11/26/2004
1935. Haiku For 1920 6/7/2005
1936. Ban Them 9/4/2005
1937. What To Eat 10/12/2005
1938. Haiku For Pre-School 12/1/2005
1939. Uh, Uh 1/16/2005
1940. Pledge 10/29/2005
1941. Starry, Starry Nights 12/21/2004
1942. Student Days 6/23/2005
1943. Blackbird 9/6/2005
1944. Children Of Poetry 3/15/2005
1945. Justitia Angustiflora 3/15/2005
1946. Daughter 9/9/2005
1947. Achtung, Achtung - 9/10/2005
1948. Melancholy 11/27/2004
1949. That Last Bottle 6/23/2005
1950. Childhood (By Rilke) Translation 4/13/2006
1951. Assassination 4/15/2006
1952. Zuma Beach 4/15/2006
1953. Tears 12/2/2004
1954. The Operation 5/12/2005
1955. Calling Poet Eitel 6/26/2005
1956. Jerry The Limerick 3/20/2006
1957. Letter To Lily 2 8/17/2005
1958. Teflon Pete 2/3/2006
1959. A Limerick Collection (26) 2/22/2006
1960. A Potpourri Of Everyday Rhymes 3/1/2006

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?

God Says

'Twas early morning at the Holy Vatican,
the Pope was making rounds of his small kingdom
Most of the rooms were lavishly appointed
with oriental rugs on all the floors and walls,
and golden trinkets for few eyes to see.

The smell of freshly roasted coffee from the kitchen,
and many cooks in culinary mode,
they stepped through solid portals now, with fourteen locks,