Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,106 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. 20 May 1983 (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/18/2018
2. Nobody Saw Him -new- 1/18/2018
3. You Are (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/18/2018
4. Morning-Glory (Rubiyat Sonnet) -new- 1/18/2018
5. The Cannas (Sonnet) -new- 1/18/2018
6. In The Million Eyes (English Sonnet) -new- 1/18/2018
7. As If They Are Beacons 12/28/2015
8. What Fanciful Lives We Lead 12/29/2015
9. While The Cold Winds Do Shake The Windows 6/19/2017
10. I Rise To Prepare Breakfast [2] 6/19/2017
11. In The Hospital 9/10/2016
12. When I Walk Through The Halls Of A Hospital 9/12/2016
13. If On Visit In A Hospital You Do Lose Your Way 9/12/2016
14. In The Hospital I Saw Her Living 9/12/2016
15. The Flowering Jacarandas Are Quite Pretty 9/13/2016
16. Far Too Many Times 9/13/2016
17. Treatment At The Springs Government Dental Clinic 9/13/2016
18. Pain (Etheree) 9/14/2016
19. Treatment At The Far East Rand State Hospital In Springs South Africa 9/14/2016
20. Last (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/10/2018
21. Circe (2)(Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/11/2018
22. Zeus As The Swan And Leda (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/11/2018
23. You Are Like Aphrodite To Me (|free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/11/2018
24. I Do Love You Frighteningly (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/12/2018
25. My Lord, (Italian Sonnet) -new- 1/12/2018
26. Help Me, My Lord -new- 1/12/2018
27. Forgive Me -new- 1/12/2018
28. The Marvel Of Peru Does Flower (Rubiyat Sonnet) -new- 1/12/2018
29. In The Zoo (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/13/2018
30. Spider (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/13/2018
31. Rock-Rabbits -new- 1/13/2018
32. Colour (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/13/2018
33. You Are More Than Lovely To Me (English Sonnet) -new- 1/14/2018
34. When Again We Do Meet (English Sonnet) -new- 1/14/2018
35. I Do Have A Picture Of You (English Sonnet) -new- 1/14/2018
36. Absolution (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/15/2018
37. Fruit Of The Flesh -new- 1/15/2018
38. My Distant One (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
39. The Prodigal Son (Sonnet) 11/8/2017
40. Adam (Sonnet) 11/8/2017

Comments about Gert Strydom

  • Twigs Way (12/11/2015 4:24:00 AM)

    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 (7/16/2012 3:16:00 AM)

    Your poems are a balm of gentle love. Thank you

  • Johan Fourie (1/11/2012 4:32:00 AM)

    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?

  • Dickson Mseti Dickson Mseti (4/26/2010 4:25:00 AM)

    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.

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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Adam (2)

If only I did comprehend
how destructive and without return
that dead would be
I would have restrained my wife Eve

to eat of the fruit
that has knowledge
and with its sparkle and fragrance and taste
does infect everything around it.

© Gert Strydom

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