Gert Strydom

Bronze Star - 2,060 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Eclipse [2] - Poem by Gert Strydom

Like a Godly sign
of tranquil illustrious sanctity
a shadow falls over me
and it’s falling further and further

and the moon does colour
to copper-red,
the light becomes dark
and stars near to the eclipse
become visible in brought daylight.

There is darkness falling over the earth
as far as my eyes can see
while the moon does extinguish the sun
and the sun becomes black
in a full eclipse
and the sun has a photosphere
with a blue-white hue
that hangs around it.

It’s almost as if God Himself
is holding out His hand
and now creates a shadow
to protect the earth
from a flaming star.

What great events
are now waiting upon this earth
that is torn by wars,
by disasters, suffering and human misery?


Comments about Eclipse [2] by Gert Strydom

  • Gold Star - 9,229 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/22/2013 7:56:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem...what great events are waiting for this earth..So true and well said..Good write. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 22, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013


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