Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2001. A Pledge 12/30/2005
2002. A Tooth Fairytale (Revised) 12/30/2005
2003. With Child 12/30/2005
2004. Gods - Bored 12/30/2005
2005. Post Valentine 2/14/2006
2006. Something Practical For Valentine 2/14/2006
2007. Humane 2/11/2006
2008. Imminent Cure? 2/5/2006
2009. La Louve Et L'Autour - A Love Story 8/9/2005
2010. Hail To The Master (First Line Haiku) 4/24/2005
2011. The Short War 7/9/2005
2012. Where Children Never Cry 7/8/2005
2013. I Shall Not Weep 10/9/2005
2014. Tracks 10/9/2005
2015. Drugs Or Hugs 10/9/2005
2016. An Ending 9/5/2005
2017. Democracy 7/17/2005
2018. Cuckoo, Cuckoo! (Children) 8/7/2005
2019. Shearers For Life 8/2/2005
2020. Enigma Visits 6/25/2005
2021. Gravedigger Johann 12/3/2004
2022. Will You Keep Me? 11/10/2004
2023. Brigitte 11/21/2004
2024. On Valentine's Day 2/14/2005
2025. The New Car Deal 8/10/2005
2026. La Louve, I Love You! 11/11/2004
2027. To Liam - From Wil, The Teddybear 11/7/2004
2028. Yes 11/11/2004
2029. Evergreen State 2/3/2005
2030. Drum Beats 8/10/2005
2031. The Vicar's Laxative 1/9/2006
2032. Badedas 8/13/2005
2033. The Double Helix 8/11/2005
2034. For Her 8/11/2005
2035. Observed - Part Ii 8/29/2006
2036. Smitten 6/30/2007
2037. No Escape 6/30/2007
2038. Wasteland 5/31/2007
2039. Uffhaengen Das Gesindel! 5/28/2006
2040. Upside Down 3/21/2006

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,