Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Cork Bits - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Put the cork back,
there is a draft,
on its merry way
to dive, head over heels
into the bottle.
Pop. It goes down smoothly.

And finds you
there, and here
where I would wait
for centuries
and in dimensions
quite unknown
to God or man.

You say it was
the mellow breath
of God himself,
seduction pre-ordained.

But God would not,
not even as a gesture
to old Lucifer
concern himself
with little dregs
and bits of crumbly

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  • Ernestine Northover (12/23/2005 4:18:00 PM)

    Hey, now I did like this one Herbert, a lovely write, clever thinking. I enjoyed it. Thanks. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 23, 2005

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