Gert Strydom

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Gert Strydom was born in 1964 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He matriculated at Estcourt High School after which he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) at Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.) and apart from being a poet and writer he is an accountant by profession. His predilection for poetry was sti ...

Gert Strydom Poems

1.
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
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2.
Each One Of Us Is Unique

Each one of us is unique
and no person
is really the same,
but we copy others
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3.
But Then I Met You

Once I loved a girl,
who left me
for another man
and that deceit
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4.
Angel Of The Morning Light

Angel of the morning light,
the sun is up
and the sun is bright
and still I see you sleep
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5.
Space Haiku’s

Satellite observe
mist cloud unexpectedly
reactor flaming.
...

Gert Strydom Comments

Johan Fourie 11 January 2012

Hello Gert... waardering vir jouse versameling dan. Maar soos die kind soldaat wat verwaarloos deur sy regering destyds is, verloen ons dan nie ook ons taal as daar so min van jousewerk in die moedertaal is?

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Dickson Mseti 26 April 2010

POETS HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON. LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE AND THEY ARE LIKE SOLDIERS IN WAR.THEY RESCUE EACH OTHER, HELP EACH OTHER AND DIE FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY.THANK YOU FOR BEING A POET.

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john (called jack) wren 11 October 2021

Hi, As a great admirer of England's greatest nature poet, I love this tribute. a brilliant piece of work

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Ivan Kovacs 21 June 2019

I've just completed an English translation of Elisabeth Eybers' poem " Circe" of which Gert Strydom did such a good free translation, and would like to share my own version which you can read under submissions.

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Twigs Way 11 December 2015

I am trying to get in touch with Gert Strydom URGENTLY as I wish to include one of his poems (on Carnations) in a book - can anyone please help? Unless I can make contact soon the editor wants to remove it.

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Kayoko Kan 16 July 2012

Your poems are a balm of gentle love. Thank you

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