Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2761. La Louve Et L'Autour 10/29/2004
2762. All Of You 10/15/2005
2763. Valpolicella 2/2/2005
2764. War Memoirs 4/3/2005
2765. Close Call 3/21/2005
2766. Happy Birthday Prince Leonard! 10/29/2004
2767. Good Bye, Sofie 5/22/2008
2768. Warm Thighs 3/26/2008
2769. Happy Birthday, Danny R. 1/3/2007
2770. Dreck 5/7/2006
2771. Caves 3/18/2006
2772. The Easterbunny And Angie's Boy (Tit-For-Tat-Poem) 4/15/2006
2773. Mother's Smile 10/17/2005
2774. If Wine Is Fine....What About Blueberry Pie 3/9/2005
2775. The Black Mercedes Convertible 9/9/2005
2776. The Postage Stamp 10/29/2004
2777. Exsanguination 10/27/2005
2778. Oma 11/19/2004
2779. Leaving (Limerick) 2/19/2006
2780. Glycogen 2/23/2005
2781. Places Without Swine 4/29/2005
2782. Bye, Bye To American Pie 4/29/2005
2783. Money Tree 11/17/2005
2784. Modern Justice 11/27/2005
2785. The Crackpot (For Jake Hassler) 5/3/2006
2786. Dozing Off 3/9/2006
2787. Cholesterol - Friend Or Foe? 9/8/2005
2788. Ali's Prayer 4/27/2005
2789. Family 11/25/2005
2790. Asara's Death 4/22/2005
2791. In The Morgue 3/22/2006
2792. The Importance Of Linguistics 12/12/2007
2793. The Day Of Papa's Funeral 3/6/2005
2794. Rabbit Habit 4/28/2005
2795. Haiku Practice 5/1/2005
2796. For Linda Ori-No Special Occasion 6/30/2007
2797. A Christopher Marlowe Poem 12/6/2007
2798. Wait For Me 9/25/2005
2799. On Stress 1/13/2008
2800. What Could It Be? 7/13/2006

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

500 Words And One Hand

'Yes', she uttered.
It was 1966, home turf,
when standing, tipsy
on the muddy banks
of our river,
by name of Schwalm,
when she, with sudden
and so unexpected,
but very welcome,
and hoped for,
dreamed about,
though feared,
initiative, and courage,
and all but shunning
all that which was,
well, after all,
a woman's place
in modern times.
Still needed to
be more conservative
than any man.
By country mile,
and more, of course.
So, now she had,
while we were kissing
with eyes tight shut
in paradise
of ...

Read the full of 500 Words And One Hand


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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