Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2121. A Never-Ending Tease 5/19/2006
2122. For Lot's Wife 7/13/2006
2123. Generation Gap 5/25/2006
2124. Prunes And Tunes 10/30/2006
2125. Birthday Wisdom For Gregory 11/26/2006
2126. Hillary 1/29/2008
2127. Needful Things 6/21/2008
2128. Joy - In Memoriam 1/2/2007
2129. Be Strong, My Child 12/17/2006
2130. Translation - Poem By Hilde Domin Bitte 7/4/2007
2131. Milestones For Courtney 9/1/2007
2132. Women Are Apples - Men Are Wine 8/31/2005
2133. Competition? 8/4/2005
2134. These Words Were Meant For You 11/27/2004
2135. Camellia 3/14/2006
2136. Euthanasia In Switzerland 2/22/2006
2137. Mother's Funeral 9/27/2005
2138. No Limerick? 9/18/2008
2139. Thank You ** 2/5/2009
2140. 'Twas True Love** 1/22/2009
2141. Sleep Now, My Love 1/30/2009
2142. Yeah................. 2/26/2009
2143. Good Morning - Zweeinochtsich 2/27/2009
2144. Nightstalker 12/10/2004
2145. What Is Poetry 5/26/2009
2146. Fiona! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! 2/22/2009
2147. Political Haiku 11/5/2008
2148. The Night Pot 11/27/2008
2149. 2009 Happy Birthday Jerry Hughes! 1/3/2009
2150. Right Behind You 12/27/2008
2151. Your Time 9/24/2008
2152. Too Old 7/31/2008
2153. Applepie Statistics 9/16/2008
2154. Frog Sees Tara 7/19/2008
2155. Mistake 5/15/2006
2156. The Autopsy 5/25/2006
2157. Observed - Part Iii 8/29/2006
2158. Bush 9/11/2005
2159. Laughing Gas 8/15/2005
2160. Are We Getting On.....? 8/24/2005

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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)

    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?


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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