Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,751 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

4921. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
4922. Insignificant Are The White Clouds That Pass 12/12/2012
4923. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
4924. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
4925. Sometimes It's As If Stars Spark In Your Eyes 10/22/2012
4926. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
4927. When I Call Your Heart My Home (English Sonnet) 10/3/2012
4928. Ti Amo 10/16/2012
4929. It Was An Icy Winter Afternoon (Roundelay) 9/17/2012
4930. What Can I Bring To You (Triolet) 9/11/2012
4931. Far Away In The Blue (Triolet) 9/11/2012
4932. Out Of Military Boots 9/5/2012
4933. You Are At My Side Wherever I Do Go (Wreathed Octave) 9/10/2012
4934. Some Happy People Take Holidays (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
4935. Prayer Of An Unborn Child 7/27/2012
4936. When Winter Suddenly Comes 7/23/2012
4937. When The Stars Wink 6/21/2012
4938. The Thrush Sings Its Twittering Song 7/4/2012
4939. From The First Moment That I Saw You 6/18/2012
4940. In My Childhood Days I Pick Lilies In The Marsh 7/17/2012
4941. Snow-White Of The Veldt 5/31/2012
4942. The Coming Of The Messiah 10/30/2014
4943. No God Has Ever Love As Much As This 3/3/2015
4944. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
4945. When The Night Takes You Away 3/12/2015
4946. Little Does It Matter What I Do 2/11/2015
4947. Out In The Veldt 11/5/2014
4948. Salome (Rubiyat Sonnet) 8/20/2014
4949. Love Is Like A Gentle Smooth Pond 2/9/2015
4950. That You Are Beautiful 12/22/2014
4951. How Sadly I Have Been Absent In This Spring (Rubiyat Sonnet) 12/11/2014
4952. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
4953. Being Green 12/1/2014
4954. Pretoria (Cavatina) 9/16/2014
4955. To Be A Explorer 10/17/2014
4956. Lazarus Arising (Sicilian Septet) 8/19/2014
4957. Since The First Morning Light 8/18/2014
4958. Picking A Geranium 10/3/2014
4959. Around Us The Whispering Rain Falls 7/29/2014
4960. Simeon 7/25/2014

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)

Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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