Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 6,549 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
362. At Dusk The Old Zinc Roof Creaks 6/9/2011
363. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
364. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
365. At Grass 8/13/2012
366. At Headquarters 1/2/2012
367. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
368. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
369. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
370. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
371. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
372. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
373. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
374. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
375. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
376. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
377. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
378. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
379. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
380. At Peril 10/5/2015
381. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
382. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
383. At Springs 4/14/2010
384. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
385. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
386. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
387. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
388. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
389. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
390. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
391. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
392. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
393. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
394. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
395. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
396. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
397. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
398. At The Movies 6/30/2009
399. At The Okavango Swamp 10/21/2010
400. At The Red Sea 2/19/2010
Best Poem of Gert Strydom

Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

While the night stretch black over me
and in the dark sky I see countless lights
burning high,
I thank the God that made me free
to choose which light to follow as a guide.

In dark circumstance and whatever fate brings,
destiny and chance do not conquer
and I still rise wiser
to life and its things

and my will remains free
to decide where my words
and actions belong
whether they are right or wrong
and to no human I bend a knee
and in all things I only answer to Him
who Captain’s me.

[References: Invictus by William Ernest ...

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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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