Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2081. Endocarditis 7/27/2008
2082. The Land Of Froth 7/24/2008
2083. We Pretend 8/3/2008
2084. No Lemonade 9/2/2008
2085. Koolaid Balloons 8/12/2008
2086. Tara's Daisies 8/9/2008
2087. Bad Times Coming 7/20/2008
2088. The Lard Feast 7/1/2008
2089. Plankton 10/12/2008
2090. A Trojan Horse 10/1/2008
2091. Happy Birthday To My Favourite Pilot 9/11/2005
2092. God The Creator (Haiku) 11/8/2008
2093. The Anatomy Lecturer 6/9/2008
2094. Needful Things 6/21/2008
2095. Hillary 1/29/2008
2096. Joy - In Memoriam 1/2/2007
2097. Be Strong, My Child 12/17/2006
2098. The Deluge From Heaven 9/8/2005
2099. Blubber Visits The Dance Hall 7/21/2005
2100. Penogram 7/25/2005
2101. Night Terrors Of Little Vincent 2/3/2005
2102. Hospital Patient 9/6/2005
2103. Recycling 2/21/2005
2104. A Never-Ending Tease 5/19/2006
2105. Generation Gap 5/25/2006
2106. For Lot's Wife 7/13/2006
2107. Prunes And Tunes 10/30/2006
2108. Birthday Wisdom For Gregory 11/26/2006
2109. Brambles 10/4/2005
2110. The Laramie Killing 10/6/2005
2111. As Death Knows No Mercy 9/26/2005
2112. Nouveau Riche 9/19/2005
2113. Kernig's Sign Positive 7/1/2005
2114. Omaha Beach 5/13/2005
2115. Challenge - A Sonja Limerick 9/3/2005
2116. Ginkgo Biloba (Limerick) 11/1/2005
2117. Inner Thighs 2/1/2005
2118. Mrs. Smith 7/12/2005
2119. Admittedly, I Am A Hoarder 8/10/2005
2120. Trainstation 1/12/2006

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.
    Respectfully,
    Kimberly

  • 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.
    Always,
    Amberlee

  • 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!
    Anne

  • 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.
    djr

  • 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)

    Herbert,
    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?

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,

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