Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Herbert Nehrlich Poems

3041. A World Of Shadows 4/20/2005
3042. Heaven 5/21/2005
3043. A Visit To The Pension Office 5/3/2005
3044. Genetics 4/8/2005
3045. A Feather For Poverty 7/12/2005
3046. P/H Blues 3/7/2006
3047. Pipsqueak 4/17/2005
3048. Some Limericks 4/19/2005
3049. You Speak I Answer 8/11/2005
3050. Schlappi 4/12/2005
3051. Breast Cancer 5/18/2005
3052. Rebels Fall 2/14/2005
3053. Kindness 4/9/2005
3054. Desert Flower 9/30/2005
3055. Angels 12/10/2004
3056. Roaches That Stab 2/6/2005
3057. A New World 3/3/2005
3058. Milking Aunt Hulda's Cows 9/3/2005
3059. She Is No Poet - But A Poem 4/9/2005
3060. Hook, Line And Sinker 9/28/2005
3061. Warfare 5/13/2005
3062. An Old Fart 6/9/2005
3063. The King Brown Snake 11/7/2004
3064. A Taste 12/3/2004
3065. On Rod Mckuen 7/1/2005
3066. Respect 10/8/2005
3067. Twist In The Black Forest 6/28/2005
3068. Patient-Assisted Suicide 10/6/2005
3069. For Max And Sally 10/1/2005
3070. Saturday Mornings 11/28/2005
3071. A Future (Haiku) 5/12/2005
3072. I Must Go Now 1/18/2006
3073. Hiders Under The Pillow 2/25/2005
3074. 1961, And Later (Haiku) 1/19/2006
3075. The Ambulance Down In The Valley 3/10/2006
3076. The Smell Came Back 2/16/2005
3077. Adieu 10/29/2004
3078. A Bad Poem (Competition) 12/15/2006
3079. An End 2/21/2005
3080. A Bird Named Johann Wolfgang Von G. 8/4/2005

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?


You can't cook with it.
It won't clean you.
Useless for dishes.
Goldfish don't like it.

What makes you think
that lukewarm kisses
will warm my heart
soothe my soul
smooth my wrinkles,
light my smile,
feed my ego,
make me happy
prolong my life?


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