Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

4761. At Easter (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4762. On A Hillock (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4763. Diary-Page (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4764. My Darling (English Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4765. At The Dam 4/2/2018
4766. At The Fishpond (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/2/2018
4767. Expectation (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/2/2018
4768. Cat (Italian Sonnet) 4/4/2018
4769. Persian Ginger Cat (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/4/2018
4770. Today I Walked Deep Into The Unspoilt Veldt (Italian Sonnet) 4/4/2018
4771. Dido's Farewell Of Aeneas (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/5/2018
4772. Aeneas(Persian Quatrain) 4/5/2018
4773. On A Evening (English Sonnet) 4/5/2018
4774. The Ballade Of Tswana Captain Magatoe The Babbler 4/6/2018
4775. Ballade Of The Thorn Tree 4/6/2018
4776. Wonderful Things Have I Today Seen (English Sonnet) 4/6/2018
4777. Adam And Eve (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/7/2018
4778. Genesis (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 4/7/2018
4779. My Garden Blossoms (English Sonnet) 4/7/2018
4780. Eclipse Of The Sun (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/9/2018
4781. Saint Peter Cathedral (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/9/2018
4782. Apocrypha: Psalm 4(Refrain Stanza) 4/9/2018
4783. Love Me Truthfully And Sincere (Italian Sonnet) 4/9/2018
4784. The Cassinga Jump (2) 4/12/2018
4785. Some Of My Fellow Soldiers Look At Photos (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4786. I Hear The Nearby Thudding Of The Blades (English Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4787. Apocrypha: Psalm 5 4/12/2018
4788. My Darling, You Are Special (Italian Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4789. A Farm With A Cemetery And Homestead (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4790. They Call It A Mall (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4791. Deja Vu (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4792. The Ballade Of Field-Coronet Salmon Gerhardus Van As 4/12/2018
4793. The Ballade Of Commandant Gideon Jacobus Scheepers 4/12/2018
4794. My Heart's Hope (Italian Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4795. The Ballade Of Japie Greyling 4/12/2018
4796. The Ballade Of Field-Coronet Jan Pieterse 4/12/2018
4797. I Write This To You In Love (Italian Sonnet) 4/12/2018
4798. Hagar And Ishmael (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/14/2018
4799. Job (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/14/2018
4800. In My Thoughts You Are Wonderfully Lovely (Free Verse Sonnet) 4/14/2018

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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