Herbert Nehrlich Poems
|3002.||Friday Is Limerick Day||8/26/2005|
|3004.||Virtue Of Selfishness||4/18/2005|
|3005.||Beep - Beeep||11/17/2004|
|3010.||A Chip On His Humpback||8/24/2005|
|3011.||Australian Father's Day||8/25/2005|
|3014.||After The Big Tide||11/10/2004|
|3015.||You Will Leave||9/17/2005|
|3016.||The Last Night Of The Longhorns||2/17/2005|
|3018.||All Of Me?||12/3/2004|
|3022.||The Low Fat Doctor||3/7/2005|
|3023.||Hugs Of Sweetness||10/5/2005|
|3024.||Behind The Old Mill||5/25/2005|
|3028.||To See Venice And Die||9/16/2005|
|3029.||A Vibratory Instrument||10/5/2005|
|3030.||The Russian Paradise||7/13/2005|
|3032.||More Haiku From The Confucius Collection||6/11/2005|
|3037.||A Favour Sweetheart||8/11/2005|
I was not looking when you found me
you stopped just long enough to smile.
I felt your presence all around me
and hoped that you would stay awhile.
You hurried on - you had your reason
and faded slowly in the light,
'twas hot, the highest summer season:
And then you turned - I'd hoped you might.
You flashed a brief but lovely look,
it made me feel quite weird.
Then silly me 'What if she took
offense at my gray beard? '
Then you were gone, the sun left with you,
the night air came with sudden force.
And to this day I often miss you
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.