Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4321. At Forty-Five 8/31/2017
4322. Retrenchment 8/31/2017
4323. Big Brother 8/31/2017
4324. The Day That I Was Christened 9/3/2017
4325. At The Breaking Of Day 9/3/2017
4326. Until Far Past Three 9/3/2017
4327. During Some Nights 9/4/2017
4328. The Air Is Full Of Darkness 9/4/2017
4329. Raindrops Fall From The Sky 9/4/2017
4330. The Starling 9/4/2017
4331. Phoenix 9/4/2017
4332. Talking To A Little Bird 9/4/2017
4333. In The Distance The Small Church Does Lie 9/5/2017
4334. There Is A Time [2] 9/5/2017
4335. This Poet On Holiday 9/5/2017
4336. Weavers And People 9/7/2017
4337. Today I Saw Seagulls 9/7/2017
4338. Grey Falcon [2] 9/7/2017
4339. On Contract Work At A Black Transport Company 9/7/2017
4340. Meeting With A Waitress 9/7/2017
4341. The Meaning Of Lights 9/7/2017
4342. The Meaning Of Lights [2} 9/7/2017
4343. At A Time And Place 9/20/2017
4344. In Moments Like These 9/20/2017
4345. Where We 9/20/2017
4346. The Werewolf (Sestina) 9/20/2017
4347. The Black Warrior (Sestina) 9/20/2017
4348. The Owl 9/20/2017
4349. Thistles 9/20/2017
4350. The Redbreast 9/20/2017
4351. The Tikoloshe In My Imaginings 9/20/2017
4352. The Chain Saw 9/20/2017
4353. Wind (Italian Sonnet) 9/20/2017
4354. My Father's Will 9/20/2017
4355. I Do Know That In The Heavens Above 9/20/2017
4356. Conceived In A World Of Sin And Pain (Cavatina) 9/20/2017
4357. The Hawk 9/20/2017
4358. Ringed-Necked Spiting Cobra 9/20/2017
4359. The Pond With Water Lilies 9/20/2017
4360. Tower Block 9/20/2017

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)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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