Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,399 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
2. 1899-1902 (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 4/17/2012
3. 20 March 2003 9/28/2017
4. 20 May 1983 (Free Verse Sonnet) -new- 1/18/2018
5. 20th Century 12/30/2010
6. 5th Avenue Remembered 3/23/2010
7. A Accountant At A Transport Company 1/6/2011
8. A Bee Buzzes Past In Its Flight 6/18/2013
9. A Birthday 10/11/2009
10. A Birthday: Far Too Long 4/1/2011
11. A Blue Jay In The Bush-Veldt 10/18/2017
12. A Bottle Of Wolf’s Poison 11/27/2010
13. A Bouquet For You 5/25/2011
14. A Boy Fishing 12/14/2017
15. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
16. A Brave Boer Boy 10/1/2009
17. A Brave Field Cornet 11/24/2009
18. A Brood Of Vipers 4/7/2010
19. A Brown Rock-Pigeon, Flutters Just Past The Porch 11/25/2011
20. A Brush With Death 5/7/2010
21. A Bush Of Roses 4/5/2013
22. A Cape Town Winter Day 7/23/2012
23. A Cape Winter Day (Rubiyat Sonnet) 1/4/2018
24. A Cat As A Companion For Tea 5/15/2015
25. A Cat’s Dream 11/16/2009
26. A Cheetah 11/1/2010
27. A Child 11/20/2009
28. A Child Is A Strange Thing 10/16/2015
29. A Child Is A Strange Thing [1] 10/16/2015
30. A Childrens Game? 9/18/2009
31. A Christmas Carol 12/24/2010
32. A Christmas Poem (Sonnet) 12/17/2016
33. A Christmas Prayer 12/24/2010
34. A Christmas Story 1/3/2018
35. A Christmas Story (Sonnet) 12/20/2016
36. A Circle Of Good Men 8/26/2016
37. A Clear Sweet Voice 1/31/2013
38. A Cloud Burst In The Afternoon 10/7/2017
39. A Conductor (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 10/12/2015
40. A Constant Shadow Hangs Ominous 3/1/2010

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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