Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4641. Your Sunny Glance (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
4642. Mutability (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 3/1/2018
4643. At The Grave Of Guido Gezelle (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
4644. With A Visit To The Keats Memorial Home (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
4645. As If This Summer Is Staying Forever (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
4646. Arachne And Athena (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
4647. Orpheus And Euridyce (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
4648. A Heart A Heart Full Of Love 3/1/2018
4649. The Toddler Girl (1)(Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
4650. The Toddler Girl (2)(Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
4651. It's Then That Here With Me I Do Sense You (Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
4652. Your Personality Is Fire And Dew (Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
4653. You Are The One That I Do Love (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/4/2018
4654. My Lord God (Refrain Stanza) 3/4/2018
4655. Crystalline Poems To And About God 3/4/2018
4656. Prayer (Refrain Stanza) 3/4/2018
4657. Ballade Of The Little Cattle Herdsman 3/4/2018
4658. Ballade Of The Hippopotamus-Hole 3/4/2018
4659. Now I Am Looking With Other Eyes At You (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/4/2018
4660. Factory Workers (Refrain Stanza) 3/4/2018
4661. How I Do Look Upon The Town (Refrain Stanza) 3/4/2018
4662. It's As If I Do Experience The Daybreak With You (Refrain Stanza) 3/4/2018
4663. You Ask That I Must Again Turn Back (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/5/2018
4664. The Ballade Of Attila The Hun 3/5/2018
4665. In Viewing The Temple Of The God Of The Moon (Refrain Stanza) 3/5/2018
4666. A Story Of True Sincere Love (English Sonnet) 3/5/2018
4667. Caracal In The Zoo (Refrain Stanza) 3/6/2018
4668. The Suricate (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/6/2018
4669. I Cannot Give You (English Sonnet) 3/6/2018
4670. Where Everything Is Threaded So Deep Into Each Other (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/7/2018
4671. I Can Think Of No Other Better Summer (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/7/2018
4672. No Other Better Summer (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/7/2018
4673. No Other Better Summer (1)(Free Verse Sonnet) 3/7/2018
4674. The Sheets Retains Something Of Your Smell 3/7/2018
4675. Samson (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/8/2018
4676. The First Monarch Nimrod (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/8/2018
4677. Room (2) 3/8/2018
4678. Over The Things Of God (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/8/2018
4679. With The First Light (Crystalline Poem) 3/8/2018
4680. In Those Late Cape Summer Afternoons (Italian Sonnet) 3/8/2018

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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Rebirth (1)

With the end of every relationship
that with a woman I have had
(but the one that I did loose)
it feels as if I do die
as if nobody really knows
the real me,
or did discover my real true self
but later when I am far away
time and again they

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