Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2281. Haiku Practice 6 5/24/2005
2282. Remorse 7/6/2005
2283. The Application 9/9/2005
2284. H 2 O 6/4/2005
2285. A Windowcactus 5/30/2005
2286. Texas Conference 7/4/2005
2287. Buying A Ticket 9/17/2005
2288. Looking For A Cure 12/11/2004
2289. Alligator In Your Tub 9/3/2005
2290. Wacko 7/30/2005
2291. Wild Strawberries 9/17/2005
2292. Short Haiku 6/6/2005
2293. Doubledicker 5/8/2005
2294. Binges 12/25/2004
2295. Limerick Practice 77 8/28/2005
2296. Poems Come From......... 7/19/2005
2297. A Bred Farton Poem 11/3/2005
2298. Reports 3/18/2005
2299. Poetry 6/1/2005
2300. My Dog 8/22/2005
2301. Fromage, C'Est Trois 11/3/2005
2302. Kill 8/23/2005
2303. Bumping Into The Past 8/23/2005
2304. Through The Valleys Of The Shadows 9/5/2005
2305. Euthanasia Again 10/22/2005
2306. Impudence 2/1/2005
2307. Friggin' Stress 6/12/2005
2308. Then She Died 3/21/2005
2309. Saturday Observations 5/7/2005
2310. Horseflesh 3/3/2005
2311. A Tough Pussycat 7/11/2005
2312. Poet Of The Day 7/16/2005
2313. So What? ! 7/16/2005
2314. Time 1/24/2005
2315. The Computerdoctor 1/24/2005
2316. Boomann 4/29/2005
2317. Proper Vodka 11/3/2005
2318. The Recluse 11/2/2005
2319. Scents 2/5/2005
2320. Error Of Creation 5/3/2005

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?


You can't cook with it.
It won't clean you.
Useless for dishes.
Goldfish don't like it.

What makes you think
that lukewarm kisses
will warm my heart
soothe my soul
smooth my wrinkles,
light my smile,
feed my ego,
make me happy
prolong my life?