Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Promises - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

You whispered softly,
beguilingly
into my ear.
Such silent music,
such promises.

Today I know.
And why you would
not speak
in normal,
unhushed tones.
It simply was
because
they would have heard.


Comments about Promises by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (1/19/2005 8:40:00 PM)

    Three short, succint poems today. I enjoyed them all, but this one was my favorite of the trio. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/19/2005 6:04:00 AM)

    You old fox, the oldest trick in the book, give them a promise and have them
    whisper it so there is no witness, brilliant i will put that in my book
    try it at a later date

    Warm regards allan
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  • (1/19/2005 2:18:00 AM)

    Amazing. Short and excellent with the message clear. A lovely piece. Thanks H. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 19, 2005



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