Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2441. Foreboding 12/27/2005
2442. His Little Secret 12/15/2005
2443. Spill 12/20/2005
2444. Border Easement 7/10/2005
2445. Mona Lisa-First Love 9/5/2005
2446. Revenge 9/5/2005
2447. Climate Does It 8/6/2005
2448. The Boys 2/11/2005
2449. Coincidence 8/18/2005
2450. Muesli For Brekkie 6/23/2005
2451. Where Did You Go? 11/21/2004
2452. Renaissance 3/28/2006
2453. Civil Tongue 3/3/2006
2454. Heist 3/4/2006
2455. A Joke From Israel 3/13/2006
2456. A Freckle Remembered 2/26/2006
2457. Morning Solitude 2/23/2006
2458. Another Betrayal 4/17/2006
2459. Bonjour Vengeance 4/20/2006
2460. The Breeze 4/4/2005
2461. Sunday Afternoons 6/26/2005
2462. The Haywagon 4/11/2006
2463. Zimbabwe 6/5/2005
2464. Bird Flu (Haiku) 10/20/2005
2465. Quisling 11/19/2004
2466. Fluids 4/23/2006
2467. Switch 12/13/2004
2468. Sleep My Lovely 4/22/2006
2469. Desert Games 9/10/2005
2470. Bloodshed 2/2/2005
2471. Oz 2/20/2005
2472. The Border - 1962 12/11/2004
2473. Expatriation 10/29/2005
2474. The Two Of Us - What A Pair We Were 9/26/2005
2475. Legging It 11/13/2004
2476. White Spots On The Brain 7/23/2005
2477. For Mal 2/16/2005
2478. A Great Big Cover-Up 9/13/2005
2479. Offerings And Offsprings 9/14/2005
2480. Tooth Mobility 9/15/2005

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

.....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?


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.