Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

A Queer Pair Of Boxers - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

He did, eventually,
after discussions,
and pleadings,
sent to him,
special delivery,
the checkered ones.

The thought behind it
this caving in,
was 'who would know'.

But monsoon rains,
they had come early.
Washed off the ink
and thus it happened.

Postmaster in Manila
retrieved the pair of
checkered boxer shorts,
destined for an unknown lover.

Listen to this poem:

Comments about A Queer Pair Of Boxers by Herbert Nehrlich

There is no comment submitted by members..

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 15, 2005

Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]