Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Shattered - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

A crash destroyed my happy dream,
it must be glass that loudly shattered,
turns out a palm frond that I'd left,
just slightly yellow, and preparing
to leave its mother, one tall tree,
just hanging there, its quick revenge
destroyed the window near my head.
And as its tentacles were reaching
fanned by a breeze, which was a cousin
to stronger winds, four tiny touches on my cheeks
were making peace, while bearing need,
and logic from the palmtree kingdom.
I get the hint now, gentle giant
will point my ears and friendly eyes
at you who gives me shade and beauty.
And thank you for this dreamtime lesson.

Comments about Shattered by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (8/25/2005 9:29:00 AM)

    Beautiful image, I enjoyed it! (Report)Reply

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  • (3/5/2005 8:20:00 PM)

    This one is just beautiful.Loved it.Thank you. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/5/2005 8:37:00 AM)

    Another memorable poem from you. A pleasure to read.

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  • (3/5/2005 7:55:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem, Herbert. Sandra is right. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/5/2005 1:11:00 AM)

    Your a master in any form, long, short, they are all just great. I miss you my friends. (Report)Reply

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  • (3/4/2005 10:30:00 PM)

    Herbert i have given you a ten, all your poetry is worth the maximum mark
    you never deserve a one, when i read the title i thought of my peace being
    shattered by english guns, young guns english young guns
    but all is quiet on the western front

    Warm regards allan

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 4, 2005

Poem Edited: Friday, March 4, 2005

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