Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,019 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4721. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
4722. Another Year Will Pass 12/30/2011
4723. Playing Mig Roulette (Cavatina) 2/9/2012
4724. How Do I Love You? (Cavatina) 2/3/2012
4725. The Real Depths Of Love We Do Not Know (Roundelay) 1/23/2012
4726. As A Pretty Butterfly That Flutters (Cavatina Sequence) 2/8/2012
4727. As I Had A Walk On The Path Over The Hill (Roundelay) 2/2/2012
4728. More Pretty Than A Flower 1/27/2012
4729. The Nude Swim (Rondine) 1/20/2012
4730. Life Is Not What It Seem (Wreathed Quatrains) (In Answer To Henry Wadsworth Longfellow) 1/16/2012
4731. The Road Ahead Was Meandering 1/4/2012
4732. The Long Journey 1/4/2012
4733. Words From A Husband To A Wife (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 12/21/2011
4734. Mary, From Nazareth 12/22/2011
4735. A Snowflake (Tritina) 12/28/2011
4736. To A Queen (In Answer To Alfred Lord Tennyson) (Pastiche) 12/16/2011
4737. To Arthur Pendragon 12/7/2011
4738. Armed Robbery (Englyn Penfyr) 11/10/2011
4739. A Never Ending Kind Of Intimate Thing 11/28/2011
4740. In Your Smiles And Gleaming Eyes 12/1/2011
4741. There Is Something To Love 11/16/2011
4742. A Horseman At Night 11/17/2011
4743. There Is A Day In April 11/11/2011
4744. Home Invasion (Englyn Milwr) (In Answer To Don Mattera) 11/10/2011
4745. Langebaan 11/2/2011
4746. There’s A Kind Of Loveliness (In Answer To Percy Bysshe Shelley) 10/17/2011
4747. I Have Seen Continents Written On Faces 10/17/2011
4748. Far Over The City 10/25/2011
4749. Cape Town Days 10/31/2011
4750. Do You Believe In: Jesus Christ Or The Cosmic Christ? 10/24/2011
4751. Lovely To His Eyes (Hybridanelle) 10/14/2011
4752. I Dreamt Of Walking In A Lovely Garden 10/19/2011
4753. South Africa, My Country 9/26/2011
4754. Lovely Girls Lying Stretched Out Everywhere 10/3/2011
4755. The First Time 9/28/2011
4756. Only God I Do See 9/19/2011
4757. Daybreak Is A Glowing Bright Ball 8/3/2011
4758. Nothing Will Be As Wonderful 5/30/2011
4759. The Darkness Comes Quick 9/14/2011
4760. With Eyes Far Greener Than The Sea 9/2/2011

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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