Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4281. Sometimes I Do Wonder 8/17/2017
4282. The View From The Window 8/17/2017
4283. Alone I Do Awake 8/17/2017
4284. Into The Dark World 8/17/2017
4285. The Beauty Of Flowers 8/17/2017
4286. My Life Was Dying 8/17/2017
4287. The Light Focuses More Intensely 8/17/2017
4288. First Voyage 8/17/2017
4289. I Did Feel The Earthly Ship Tilt 8/18/2017
4290. Construction 8/18/2017
4291. In Natal's Midlands 8/18/2017
4292. Even If Predators Do Kill (Sestina) 8/19/2017
4293. When That Moment Comes (Sestina) 8/28/2017
4294. Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture 8/28/2017
4295. The Words That I Do Leave 8/28/2017
4296. To Be Human 8/28/2017
4297. As If The World Around Us Gives Meaning 8/28/2017
4298. Babylon [2] 8/28/2017
4299. There Are Words And Deeds 8/28/2017
4300. Suburban People 8/28/2017
4301. A Yearning For Nemesis 8/28/2017
4302. Anthony And Cleopatra 8/28/2017
4303. At The Marsh And Lake In The Morning 8/28/2017
4304. Flight 8/28/2017
4305. Orpheus And Eurydice 8/28/2017
4306. Glancing Straight 8/28/2017
4307. The Wild Coast 8/28/2017
4308. A Love-Song For My Wife 8/28/2017
4309. Illegal Hunting 8/28/2017
4310. On Patrol [2] 8/28/2017
4311. The Kill 8/28/2017
4312. When At Night I Am Asleep 8/28/2017
4313. They Say 8/29/2017
4314. Once I Saw The Level Sea 8/29/2017
4315. Far Too Many Midnights 8/29/2017
4316. Tractor 8/31/2017
4317. Ploughing [2] 8/31/2017
4318. The Fire At Helderberg Mountain 8/31/2017
4319. The Atomic Club 8/31/2017
4320. Count-Down 8/31/2017

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)

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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