Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4721. Shall I Compare Your Beauty?(English Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4722. Circe To Odysseus (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4723. Cynthia (English Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4724. I Am Scared (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4725. Bartholomew Diaz Sails Around The Stormy Cape (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/2/2018
4726. To The Nile (Refrain Stanza) 4/2/2018
4727. As You Are A Woman (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4728. At The Last Supper (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4729. Cruelly People Hanged My God On A Cross (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4730. Where We Do Winter Behold (English Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4731. Simon From Cyrene (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4732. It Was Silent And Peaceful (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4733. Mary At The Grave (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4734. Where Now Still All Of This Glorious Summer Stretch Out (English Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4735. At Easter (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4736. On A Hillock (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4737. Diary-Page (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4738. My Darling (English Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4739. At The Dam 4/2/2018
4740. At The Fishpond (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/2/2018
4741. Expectation (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4742. Cat (Italian Sonnet) 4/4/2018
4743. Persian Ginger Cat (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/4/2018
4744. Today I Walked Deep Into The Unspoilt Veldt (Italian Sonnet) 4/4/2018
4745. Dido's Farewell Of Aeneas (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/5/2018
4746. Aeneas(Persian Quatrain) 4/5/2018
4747. On A Evening (English Sonnet) 4/5/2018
4748. The Ballade Of Tswana Captain Magatoe The Babbler 4/6/2018
4749. Ballade Of The Thorn Tree 4/6/2018
4750. Wonderful Things Have I Today Seen (English Sonnet) 4/6/2018
4751. Adam And Eve (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/7/2018
4752. Genesis (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/7/2018
4753. My Garden Blossoms (English Sonnet) 4/7/2018
4754. Eclipse Of The Sun (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/9/2018
4755. Saint Peter Cathedral (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/9/2018
4756. Apocrypha: Psalm 4(Refrain Stanza) 4/9/2018
4757. Love Me Truthfully And Sincere (Italian Sonnet) 4/9/2018
4758. The Cassinga Jump (2) 4/12/2018
4759. Some Of My Fellow Soldiers Look At Photos (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4760. I Hear The Nearby Thudding Of The Blades (English Sonnet) 4/12/2018

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 ...

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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