Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Foreboding - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Only when the last needle,
and the most tenacious ornament
have fallen off this year's tree
and when all bottles are empty,
the cupboards bare again.....
only then will the Gods relent
and, with a heavenly twinkle,
send a small smile through the clouds,
followed by some half-hearted flakes
of last season's snow and sleet,
silly remnants of a life gone by,
heralds of the coming insignificance.


Comments about Foreboding by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (12/28/2005 8:43:00 AM)


    Very nice and very quietly soothing (Report) Reply

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  • (12/28/2005 12:14:00 AM)


    another very good one: i love this change of style!

    u.
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  • (12/27/2005 5:15:00 PM)


    Strong hint of pessimism in this one Herbert, but it is so well written, in fact, it is quiet beautiful, it would be petty to to judge it on it's theme. (Report) Reply

  • (12/27/2005 4:57:00 PM)


    This is wonderful Herbert..........Even though I always look forward to the end of the holidays and the start of the new year, there's a hint of sadness. This poem seems to capture that feeling for me. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 27, 2005



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