Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

1961. Choisir 3/16/2006
1962. Happy Birthday, Andreeeeeeas! 3/5/2006
1963. The Tent With The Broken Zipper 3/6/2006
1964. Prime Time 3/4/2006
1965. A Risqué Lullaby For A Resident Poet 3/3/2006
1966. What The........? 3/4/2006
1967. Words 4/11/2006
1968. Erotic Dreams 4/3/2006
1969. Saddam's Poem 4/6/2006
1970. Maupassant Dit 12/23/2005
1971. Gypsies 12/23/2005
1972. About Origins 12/21/2005
1973. What? ? ? ? 12/22/2005
1974. A Very Happy Birthday For Jerry Hughes - Poet Extraordinaire 12/22/2005
1975. Money For Heaven 12/23/2005
1976. The Jumper 12/21/2005
1977. How It All Began 1/9/2006
1978. The Stage Poet 1/12/2006
1979. Journey 1/13/2006
1980. Weinstein 1/15/2006
1981. Shame 1/15/2006
1982. Mother's Day 5/8/2005
1983. Gasses 1/8/2006
1984. Home Alone 11/20/2004
1985. Goldilocks 1/6/2006
1986. For My Hawk And Playmate - To My True Kindred Spirit - Part Iii 11/9/2004
1987. Do Earwigs Have Hair? 12/12/2005
1988. Outback Soul 12/11/2005
1989. For Kelly Mcg. 1/20/2006
1990. Vintage 12/28/2005
1991. Santa At Paddy's Pub 12/18/2005
1992. Ascorbate For Cancer 1/27/2006
1993. Pluck Those Flowers? 1/28/2006
1994. Asses 1/25/2006
1995. Who Judges The Judges? 1/23/2006
1996. Fairytales 1/5/2006
1997. Getting Souls 12/31/2005
1998. A Pledge 12/30/2005
1999. A Tooth Fairytale (Revised) 12/30/2005
2000. With Child 12/30/2005

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.

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