Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

2961. Shattered 3/4/2005
2962. Sales Ethics 2/9/2005
2963. Teachers 7/3/2005
2964. Teddy 11/19/2004
2965. Saanen Kid 2/7/2005
2966. Vicious Indifference 9/7/2005
2967. Do 5/4/2006
2968. Of Radishes And Psychiatry 6/27/2005
2969. Compliments 8/4/2005
2970. Teenage Confusion 10/18/2005
2971. Young Farmers 2/23/2005
2972. Mediocrity? 6/6/2005
2973. Dear Fag 2/20/2005
2974. The Two Oaks 9/29/2005
2975. Aphrodisiac For The Poet 2/23/2005
2976. The Lost Flock 5/2/2005
2977. Young Poets 2/4/2005
2978. Limerick For Beginners 8/25/2005
2979. And The Soul Leaves 4/19/2005
2980. And Hi To You 6/30/2005
2981. Cedar Avenue Bridge 3/17/2005
2982. Twenty-Five Years....Next To Alice 8/1/2005
2983. Love Is Reflection 8/26/2005
2984. A Prayer 8/12/2005
2985. When Willows Weep 12/8/2004
2986. Gravity 1/28/2006
2987. Talent 1/10/2006
2988. The End 3/4/2005
2989. Manus Mana Lavat 4/3/2005
2990. The Eyes Have It 3/6/2005
2991. Prove It 8/31/2005
2992. Act Of God 3/9/2005
2993. Environmental Worries 7/25/2005
2994. Watchers 3/24/2005
2995. Benign Limericks 8/29/2005
2996. A Bit Of Rilke 9/17/2005
2997. Twilight Thoughts 6/4/2005
2998. On The Mississippi 8/22/2005
2999. Scabbed Over 7/21/2005
3000. Escape To Rome 2/3/2006

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

.....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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