Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Tomatoes Are Berries - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

Too much wine will, at first, make you merry
(it is best to slow down on the Sherry) .
As from grapes they make wine
would you come and taste mine?
Each tomato I use is a berry!

After stomping them all we can do,
while the yeasts are fermenting the brew,
is to lick off our toes
like our forefather pros.
And perhaps play the Didgeridoo.

Soon the yeasts from our feet will create
an advanced and delicious new state.
Bloody Mary-like juice,
and for regular use
for you folks and for me and my mate.

Just to tell you myself what I mean,
there's a substance called Lycopene.
It will help you to pee
keep from cancer you free.
It's a berry but never a bean.


Yes, tomatoes are indeed berries.

Comments about Tomatoes Are Berries by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (3/5/2008 3:39:00 AM)

    Thanks, Allie, you are the cream of the beautiful and wonderful people and it is always great to hear from you.
    I had a small argument with a hospital associate professor about tomatioes being fruits and more specifically, berries.

    Best to you and hearts (6) to you if I knew how to post them.

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  • (3/5/2008 2:33:00 AM)

    Informative and imaginative - it must be a poem from the wonderful Herbert Nehrlich. And what a poem - about a subject that makes my mouth water and my head spin. Great piece. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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