Herbert Nehrlich Comments (57)

A multi-skilled Poet, Writer, Author and Doctor who as one of this sites charter members back in late 2004, rendered a concourse of poetically gold contributions through his many thousands of postings while always sharing his time in between poems to assist, critique and lend sound advice and support to newbees and inexperienced penners such as myself, back in 2006, when I first started writing verse, and serendipitously fell upon this site, and thankfully, Herbert along with it. Herbert did not have a style...he had a myriad of styles. He wrote on romance, politics, this site(Oh boy did he ever!) along with a wellspring of other themes/ropics that garnered tens of thousands of comments along with a New York City block longs worth of accolades, as a Poet, scholar, advisor and a Class Act of an individual. Limerick was Herbert's strongest suit. His natural penchant for wit and cleverity shone bright as a lighthouse beacon through fog. Levity was one of his many God-given gifts and Herbert took full advantage of this largess. In a capsule, Herbert Nehrlich was the kind of guy you wanted to have as your next door neighbor...talk trash and treasure with and the only thing I regret in being a friend of Herbert Nehrlich is that I never got the chance to take him up on his invitation to journey from New York to Sydney, Australia & join him on his beach house deck for some heavy-duty Aussie Beer chugging, even though I only drink cherry coke! ~Frank~ / ~FjR~
Like Mary, I have been away for such a long time and I have just found out from her about Herbert. Such sad news. What an amazing character he was. I simply loved his poems. My sincere condolences to his friends on here and his family.
I have been away for so long and to come back and see we lost Herbert....such sad news. Herbert, I'm sure even now you are probably keeping tabs on the ol' Poemhunter crew...please know you were thought of and will continue to be thought of as one of the best here. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family who even though this is not recent are surely still feeling the loss.
So now you've learnt the history of how these lovers met, and not a hint of misery a perfect match was set. When LOVE itself joins hand to hand no end will ever come, and all of us must understand the music of our drum.
Dear Laurie - That's such terrible news, but thank you for sharing the information here. Please keep us posted on anything else you find out about the situation.
To all Herberts friends and followers: Herbert was badley injured in early May, massive head and body injuries, the result of being hit by a car while walking on his beloved Bribie Island QLD. After 8 weeks in hospital he was discharged and on August 13 he died of complications related to his injuries. The woman motorist who hit him was using her cellphone at the time, however strangely enough there has been no publication of this accident or his death. On contacting the Bribie Island Police they claim to have no record of this accident and were unaware he had died. All very shady and appears that the offender may be getting some type of help from the Police or the News Media? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? I am probing and questioning and will post more as it comes to hand. Friend of Herberts
Herbert Nehrlich is a poet through and through. One of those rare souls for whom rhymin' and rhythmin' come effortlessly, gracefully and often comically, his poetry spans a very broad canvass - from traditional to free verse, from epic tale to gentle erotica - not to mention a good dose of the frivolous. Always original, he shares just enough of his German roots to leave a special taste in the mouth that is 'different' and distinctive. Herbert is passionate about his writing, combining witty humor with a deeply help belief in the human condition and the courage to follow his creative muse wherever she takes him. Read his poems. You'll be enchanted, challenged and above all thoroughly satisfied.
Herbert Nehrlich will be remembered in the same light as the great story telling Poets His verse is faultless, his imagination endless His soul is filled with truth, it was an honour to meet him I will always regard him as a superior Human being Sincerely Allan James Saywell
H.x this Stroll through the triggernometry of your mind is matched only in the rhymed and metered dance of understated elegance in the curvature of lines… that you set out on each page.. shaped in vases, potpourri filled as ethics, mysticisms, realities and tuther tings… at the very least.. tis nice to have the opportunity to read you.. aroha Dxx
your poems are the beautiful nerration of earthly life
You have a brilliant mind and you are very tallented. I have only read a few of your poems so far and I have really enjoyed them.
I don't know if this is correct to post here. I have spent some time to read poetry here during the past weeks and I want to comment. Mr. Nehrlich, I am new here and have been a lurker for about 4 weeks. Your poems, Sir, are fantastic in my opinion! I have never come across such diversity and talent. No, I am not an expert but I subscribe to the theory that it is not the critics but the public who must judge poetry.I especially enjoyed your poems in german as it is my native language as well. You are a fine poet. Reinhard
hi poets, good wishes to all.i am going to publish a bilingual poetry magazine named 'KABICAFE' (proposed) from Bangladesh.You r encouraged to send three of ur best short poems (not more than 12 lines) with a brief biography.I hope all the young poets would help me to fulfill my dream project by enriching my magazine.welcome to all & thanks a lot.murtala ramat, poet of Bangladesh.
H, I continue to read you, continue to love you. t x
Herbert - Although I frequently read your poems, I have not commented until now. I have to tell you how much I love the poem you wrote for Poetry Hound regarding his brother's medical dilemma. I'm a nurse, and you said all the right words of encouragement that we advise families to do for their loved one in this type of situation. I am speechless! What you did for this man by writing this poem is so unselfish and giving from the heart. I have two boys and it made me think of them and how they would handle a situation such as this, and I nearly cried! You should be proud of the wonderful person that you obviously are, and I know what you did will be instrumental in bringing about a happy outcome for this family. Much respect and admiration, Herbert, and carry on................ Regards, Linda
Congratulations on reaching the 2000 Poem mark, Herbert. What a month it's been!
I consider Herbert to be not only a friend but also a wonderful man. He has become someone I can trust and confide it. His poetry spans from humorous fun to educational topics. I enjoy reading his poetry very much and always feel I'm ''better off'' with each poem I read. I have also come to think of Herbert as a great humanitarian. He is always taking the time to share his knowledge of health related issues with all the people here in the hopes of ''helping'' anyone who cares to listen. He has also been kind enough to offer my family and I his invaluable medical advice which I will be forever grateful for. Thank you Herbert, for being the wonderful person you are. You are truly beautiful. Sincerely, Mary Nagy
Hey Herbs! ! Tell me, how is the Fatherland treating you? Big difference in weather eh? And when can I come and visit? I'm working on the lingo even as we speak! : -) Well? With warmth as ever, Gina.
Was beginning to think I'd never hear these words! : -) G.
Okay, Gina. You are hired to keep me on the straight and narrow. H