Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4521. Poetry 11/2/2017
4522. How Can I Love More? (Ribuyat Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4523. Witchdoctor Inyanga And The Impundulu 11/2/2017
4524. The Parable Of The Outcasts 11/2/2017
4525. In The Sun, Joy And Pain Of All My Summers (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4526. Girl (Sonnet) 11/2/2017
4527. Rock-Fall 11/2/2017
4528. Andromache 11/2/2017
4529. My Heart, Mind And Soul Is Your White Surface 11/7/2017
4530. In My Silent Desolation 11/7/2017
4531. Ballade Of The Covenant 11/7/2017
4532. Rain In The Late Spring (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
4533. Messages From Nature (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
4534. This New Spring (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
4535. It Cannot Last 11/7/2017
4536. In The Grey-Land Of The World God Does Govern Alone 11/7/2017
4537. Ballade Of Phil And Jill In The Big City 11/7/2017
4538. Two Cities (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
4539. Apocrypha: When In Her First Clothes Eve Did Come Out From Under The Fig Trees (Ballade) 11/7/2017
4540. Apocripha: Adam And Eve 11/7/2017
4541. Apocripha: When The Paradise Was Lost 11/7/2017
4542. I Am The Wanderer (Sonnet) 11/7/2017
4543. Nine Eleven 2002 11/7/2017
4544. Covered Nakedness (2) 11/7/2017
4545. I Wait Upon God (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/26/2018
4546. With Sincere Words (Refrain Stanza) 1/26/2018
4547. Early In The Morning (Roundel Prime) 1/27/2018
4548. Early In The Morning (Roundel Prime)(1) 1/27/2018
4549. Early In The Morning (Roundel Prime) = 1/27/2018
4550. Early In The Morning (Roundel Prime)(2) 1/27/2018
4551. When She Brings Something From The Garden Into The House (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/27/2018
4552. While Our Two Hearts Do Beat (Refrain Stanza) 1/27/2018
4553. While Our Two Hearts Do Beat (Refrain Stanza)(2) 1/27/2018
4554. Early In The Morning (Roundel Prime)(01) 1/27/2018
4555. While Our Two Hearts Do Beat (Refrain Stanza)2 1/28/2018
4556. The Farm Yard (Refrain Stanza) 1/28/2018
4557. While Our Do Beat (Refrain Stanza) 1/28/2018
4558. When She Brings (Free Verse Sonnet) 1/28/2018
4559. In The Morning (Roundel Prime) 1/28/2018
4560. The Cattle Paddock (Refrain Stanza) 1/28/2018

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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