Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2201. Back For A Visit 3/16/2005
2202. Answer Poem For Sally 2/15/2006
2203. Snow 2/24/2006
2204. Rupert's Envy 3/7/2006
2205. Dad 3/7/2006
2206. Kunigunde - The King's Sister 3/27/2006
2207. Bacterial Endocarditis 3/2/2006
2208. A Visit 4/8/2006
2209. Happy Birthday, Chelsea! ! ! 3/4/2006
2210. Revenge Now 7/12/2005
2211. On A Mossy Rock 10/20/2005
2212. The Boulder 8/26/2005
2213. Letter To Lily 8/17/2005
2214. Time? 3/24/2006
2215. The Assembly On Fifty-Seventh Street 8/18/2005
2216. Letter To Lily 3 8/18/2005
2217. Morning Has Broken 8/18/2005
2218. Terrier Gap 8/16/2005
2219. I Am Your Piper 4/20/2006
2220. Tepidity 2/2/2005
2221. Thinking Of Jodilee 6/24/2005
2222. Little Fibs? 4/23/2006
2223. A Pile Of Leaves 4/22/2006
2224. Wakey, Wakey 11/10/2004
2225. Working Sucks 5/15/2005
2226. Joy Flight 5/18/2005
2227. Eve Of Life 7/20/2005
2228. Forget-Me-Not 7/19/2005
2229. London 7/21/2005
2230. Drops 10/12/2005
2231. The Avian Flu 10/13/2005
2232. Perfect Stranger 7/18/2005
2233. What Is It? 12/1/2005
2234. Smoke Machine 2/6/2005
2235. Hello, Travesty... 6/10/2005
2236. My Shadow 12/11/2004
2237. Phobia 1/11/2006
2238. The Business Of Religion 1/8/2006
2239. The Believer 1/9/2006
2240. Mother 5/8/2005

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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