Herbert Nehrlich

Rookie (04 October 1943 / Germany)

Your Question About Poetry - Poem by Herbert Nehrlich

You asked if my poetic skills
would be what an emetic fills
namely a basin of foul smelling
regurgitate, there is no telling
what someone sees in poetry
for me it's what the gods decree
somewhere the talent lies and sleeps
until the time comes where he keeps
it under wraps no longer, hidden
and out it comes, at times unbidden.
Poetic skills are not for all
some do prefer the shopping Mall
but those who can appreciate
and joyfully do contemplate
a poem as it lives and loves
the subject can be hawks or doves
those are the ones with open hearts
and they take in this art of arts.

Comments about Your Question About Poetry by Herbert Nehrlich

  • (7/24/2005 4:53:00 PM)

    So do I Raynette, it was in response to a comment one of my 'fans' made about my poems. No names mentioned.
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  • (7/24/2005 9:48:00 AM)

    Herbert, I really hate the first four lines of your poem...but then it gets better. That image hangs around, though, and detracts from the rest.

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  • john tiong chunghoo (7/24/2005 3:59:00 AM)

    poetic excellence
    from learning
    how others
    write their poetry
    and getting
    to know how
    one is born different
    writes differently
    but yet able to
    appreciate the difference
    in others
    the rain comes down
    in so many ways
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 24, 2005

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