Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2161. Thoughts For My Best Friend Cra 11/12/2007
2162. Love - A Cuckoo? 11/30/2011
2163. Limerick For A Friday Night 2/4/2005
2164. My Sunshine 11/24/2004
2165. Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi V-8 1/23/2005
2166. A Need For Words 6/6/2005
2167. Mind Games 12/5/2004
2168. The Attic Of My Mind 11/24/2004
2169. Gone? 12/19/2004
2170. Medical Malpractice 8/30/2005
2171. Six Months To Live 12/11/2004
2172. Mary-The Warrior 10/7/2005
2173. More To Michigan 10/7/2005
2174. Plum's Destiny 11/23/2005
2175. American Thanksgiving 11/23/2005
2176. Haiku Practice 6 5/24/2005
2177. Remorse 7/6/2005
2178. The Application 9/9/2005
2179. H 2 O 6/4/2005
2180. A Windowcactus 5/30/2005
2181. Texas Conference 7/4/2005
2182. Buying A Ticket 9/17/2005
2183. Looking For A Cure 12/11/2004
2184. Alligator In Your Tub 9/3/2005
2185. Doubledicker 5/8/2005
2186. Wacko 7/30/2005
2187. Wild Strawberries 9/17/2005
2188. Short Haiku 6/6/2005
2189. Binges 12/25/2004
2190. Limerick Practice 77 8/28/2005
2191. Poems Come From......... 7/19/2005
2192. Friggin' Stress 6/12/2005
2193. Impudence 2/1/2005
2194. Then She Died 3/21/2005
2195. Saturday Observations 5/7/2005
2196. Through The Valleys Of The Shadows 9/5/2005
2197. Euthanasia Again 10/22/2005
2198. Poet Of The Day 7/16/2005
2199. So What? ! 7/16/2005
2200. A Sense Of Justice 7/15/2005

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

......Of Gold?

I was not looking when you found me
you stopped just long enough to smile.
I felt your presence all around me
and hoped that you would stay awhile.
You hurried on - you had your reason
and faded slowly in the light,
'twas hot, the highest summer season:
And then you turned - I'd hoped you might.
You flashed a brief but lovely look,
it made me feel quite weird.
Then silly me 'What if she took
offense at my gray beard? '

Then you were gone, the sun left with you,
the night air came with sudden force.
And to this day I often miss you
when ...

Read the full of ......Of Gold?


To visit you was our treat,
my older brother loved you.
Though from the moment we did meet
you thought I wasn't up to
the standards of a first-born son
whose name was true tradition.
Yet you allowed us to have fun
and Opa took us fishing.