Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

An End - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

On water's edge she sat and cried,
so gently, no one saw.
And some time later came the tide
with strength and willful awe.

She had not moved,
nor blinked or budged
as this was her new lover.
And then the water
gently nudged
and asked her soul to hover,
eternally for all to see
but not to comprehend.
The meaning of a spirit, free
embracing its own end.


Comments about An End by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (5/11/2009 3:26:00 AM)

    cries, crisis, endless..................................... Full stop.

    Tis provoking thoughts to drown in.... aroha Dxx
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  • (7/5/2007 10:25:00 AM)

    Starts out with a beautiful picture and setting. A very pleasant rhyming of words. I have not read many of your poems yet, but of those I have, it seems you tease us with more to think about at the end. (Report)Reply

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  • (9/11/2005 9:41:00 AM)

    Very nice sad sentimental poem! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/21/2005 1:58:00 AM)

    You write mushy stuff? Never would have thought you had it in you, but I haven't read all your poems yet. So you do have a heart after all. I can see I have some really good competition here. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/23/2005 10:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful but very sad write.
    There should have been someone.
    I enjoyed to read it very much.

    ~JD~
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  • (2/22/2005 6:01:00 PM)

    Enjoyed this one too. Well crafted. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/22/2005 12:48:00 PM)

    Two thumbs up! A pleasure, as always (Report)Reply

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  • (2/21/2005 9:42:00 PM)

    You have a wide range of pace and voice in your poems Herbert. This stands out for me. Very nice! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/21/2005 8:44:00 PM)

    Beautiful And Touching.Loved this one.Thank you. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 21, 2005



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