Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4241. The Capitulation 8/1/2017
4242. I Hear About A Farmer 8/1/2017
4243. A News Report About A Young Farmer 8/1/2017
4244. Afternoon Homecoming 8/1/2017
4245. Why Do Events In The Country Change To Cryptic Darkness 8/1/2017
4246. At The Big Dam 8/1/2017
4247. Motorbike 8/1/2017
4248. When Love Between Us Do Come To A Plenitude 8/1/2017
4249. The Herald 8/1/2017
4250. Pretoria: Evening 8/1/2017
4251. An Ordinary Day (Sonnet) 8/1/2017
4252. Out To Sea A Big Passenger Liner Is Passing 8/1/2017
4253. Now You Are Only Memory 8/3/2017
4254. Rain [2] 8/3/2017
4255. While Stars Sparkle With The Coming Of Night 8/3/2017
4256. When My Eyes Look On The Beauty 8/3/2017
4257. Soft Like The Fog 8/3/2017
4258. One Dark Night The Moon Was Clouded Out 8/3/2017
4259. A True Beauty 8/3/2017
4260. My Shadow 8/6/2017
4261. My Life Is Like A Merry-Go-Round 8/6/2017
4262. It's All That There Is 8/6/2017
4263. Maiden Market 8/8/2017
4264. The Thresher 8/8/2017
4265. Cornered At Traffic Light 8/8/2017
4266. She Ran Into Death 8/8/2017
4267. Flaming Havoc 8/8/2017
4268. Ploughing 8/8/2017
4269. With Happiness She Knows That She Is Pregnant 8/10/2017
4270. Breakfast Bliss 8/10/2017
4271. The Visit [2] 8/11/2017
4272. Edinburgh 8/11/2017
4273. When The Stranger Was Passing 8/11/2017
4274. Ocean View 8/11/2017
4275. I Am Searching 8/12/2017
4276. Boy With A Catapult 8/12/2017
4277. That Later It Hangs Trembling 8/17/2017
4278. The Sad Truth Is That Love Does Not End 8/17/2017
4279. In A Valueless World 8/17/2017
4280. Busy With A Small Cosmos 8/17/2017

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 ...

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

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

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