Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

New Year's Concert - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

It wasn't Lorin Mazel, of course,
how lucky can one get, I ask.
Some wanker from the provinces
he stepped up to the plate.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra!
You cannot go beyond, above.
And here I am, so far from home
a couple tears roll down my cheeks,

it's Johann Strauss and company.
It cuts too deep, and hurts no more
than music ever was designed
to do, and after all, I am just me.

Comments about New Year's Concert by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (1/1/2006 9:55:00 AM)

    Throughout the years that classical music has been such a part of my life, I have always been in two minds about Strauss. Yet thr New Year concert from Vienna was always a must see for me. So it wasn't, Mazel, but some 'wanker' from the province? Careful herbert, you may yet eat that line.

    All in all, this portrays a lust for life; that same feeling that one gets from Strauss, whowas such a master at it. Really this is brilliant.
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  • (1/1/2006 9:48:00 AM)

    This is the sort of poem I wish you would do every day. Just lovely, Herbert!

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  • (1/1/2006 8:52:00 AM)

    This poem reminds me of the sensitivity we as poets share within ourselves! Nicely written Herbert! I wish I was there to enjoy that experience!
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  • Ernestine Northover (1/1/2006 8:41:00 AM)

    My Fatherin-law watches and records the New years Day concert from Vienna, every year, he must have nearly every year from when it was first broadcast. It's wonderful and I always admire the 'flowers' arranged in wondrous masses. Fantastic. Thanks for the memories. Love Ernestine XXX (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, January 1, 2006

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