Herbert Nehrlich 2

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'Rrhythmias - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich 2

I took alexithymia
away from her at three,
they found a slight arrhythmia
genetic to the T.
She grew into a fine young maid
the word would be eurythmic,
became a teacher, I'm afraid
and dabbled algorithmic.
Inspite of all her troubled past
she never quite could grasp
that folks would put their spelling last
it made the teacher gasp.
I do agree, if one does choose
to play with foreign tongue,
unless they have a good excuse,
tread lightly or be hung.


Comments about 'Rrhythmias by Herbert Nehrlich 2

  • Khairul Ahsan (11/1/2015 2:26:00 AM)


    At first, I had doubts that I would find the meaning of the following words in the Oxford Dictionary:
    alexithymia, arrhythmia, eurythmic etc.
    When I checked, I found those. Thanks for enriching my vocabulary.
    This is perhaps the first of your poems that I've read, and I must say I am quite amused.
    'if one does choose
    to play with foreign tongue,
    unless they have a good excuse,
    tread lightly or be hung' - ha ha, so wonderfully said, I like the humor in it.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Poem Edited: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


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