Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Love Is Reflection - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Alas, it follows that
true love is
just an animal
that always must
be a reflection
of its own self,
seen in the depth
of your blue eyes.

It is not
a seperate
entity
for reasons
unknown
but not
unknowable.

So then, you ask
about
this thing
called love,
does it not
exist for
the sole purpose
of completing
a union of two souls,
perhaps eternally?

Well, let it rest,
my love,
just ponder
when you can
about
the meaning,
and you may find
that nothing
can ever live
without
its own reflection.

But when you look
at us, my love
you see
us basking in
our own
mirage.
No harsh reality
can live
up to its promise.


Comments about Love Is Reflection by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (8/26/2005 8:58:00 PM)

    And a poem about true love is like reading a mirror...wonderful poem, Herbert. I'm going to place it in my favorites.

    Raynette
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  • (8/26/2005 8:22:00 PM)

    It is a very thoughtful and sweet poem. You must have deep feelings for someone...she's very lucky. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/26/2005 7:54:00 PM)

    You two are seeming so intertwined it almost seems we should read both of your posts to really see what's going on....and then I feel like I'm listening in on such private conversations that I (almost) feel I shouldn't. Very interesting. Loving the poems. Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • (8/26/2005 7:52:00 PM)

    Good poem Herbert. Its been a while since I've read a love poem from you. Liked 'Nothing can ever live without its reflection' in particular. Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (8/26/2005 7:41:00 PM)

    yes i have to admit Herbert you know all about love when i read your work
    i become somewhat envious about your wonderful understanding of the opposite
    sex and i might add your brilliant use of words when you desribe it in your poetry
    i just seem to upset them, they want seem to want to hang me upside down
    by my gear and tackle, great write Herbert

    THE BLOB
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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 26, 2005



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