Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2641. Incompetence 5/27/2005
2642. Singing Practice 9/12/2005
2643. Class Dummy 4/21/2005
2644. Caffeine 5/24/2005
2645. Cathy 9/16/2005
2646. Du - English Version 11/24/2004
2647. Lists For Dummies 4/25/2005
2648. I Thank You, God 5/1/2005
2649. A Duty Now To Die 7/2/2006
2650. Black Or Green? 6/30/2006
2651. The Donkey Survives 5/2/2006
2652. Flying 6/22/2006
2653. God's Error 12/10/2005
2654. Two Poets Meet In Queensland Heat 12/8/2005
2655. Rabbit And Bean (Children) 5/15/2006
2656. The Preacher 8/31/2006
2657. Changing Spots 9/1/2006
2658. So, God Can, Indeed, Be Kind 8/4/2006
2659. Payback 6/7/2006
2660. The Translator 6/28/2005
2661. To Die With You 9/25/2005
2662. Roses For Feet 9/19/2005
2663. Tsunami 12/28/2004
2664. The Sauerkraut Study 11/4/2005
2665. The Re-Union In The Forest 9/29/2005
2666. Deceit 10/2/2005
2667. Limerick For Raynette 9/2/2005
2668. Spider Gus 12/23/2004
2669. Rat-Hounds 4/8/2005
2670. Back To Shaving 3/31/2008
2671. Please Consider 12/7/2007
2672. The Best For You, Tara 6/1/2007
2673. Burial 8/21/2007
2674. Altruism 7/13/2007
2675. I Call On You 7/24/2008
2676. I Smile, My Love 2/6/2009
2677. Cyanotic Lips (For My Blueberrygirl) 2/19/2009
2678. Wetzlar - The Turks 4/27/2006
2679. Miffed 11/18/2005
2680. Chimney Fire 11/13/2005

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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