Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,377 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5041. The Flying Dutchman (Refrain Stanza) 2/18/2018
5042. The Red-Black Rose (Italian Sonnet) 2/18/2018
5043. Out Of The Aeons Legends Come Alive And The Heroes Do Return (Refrain Stanza) 2/19/2018
5044. Out Of The Aeons Legends Come Alive (Refrain Stanza) 2/19/2018
5045. Odin The Great Germanic Warrior (Refrain Stanza) 2/19/2018
5046. To Me You Are Great, Sincere And True (Refrain Stanza) 2/19/2018
5047. How I Do Miss You At Times 2/20/2018
5048. Loving (Crystalline Poem) 2/20/2018
5049. The Feelings Between Us Was Tempestuous (Refrain Stanza) 2/20/2018
5050. At Midnight (Ballade) 2/21/2018
5051. Down A Inaccessible Cliff (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 2/21/2018
5052. Rediscovery (Refrain Stanza) 2/21/2018
5053. Coots At The Dam (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 2/22/2018
5054. Birds In The Twilight (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5055. You I Do Hold (English Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5056. The Stars (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5057. The Starry-Night (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5058. In The Doves That Flutter Down (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5059. Piano In The Night (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 3/1/2018
5060. Your Song (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5061. In A Dim Grey World (Persian Quatrain) 3/1/2018
5062. Life And Death (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5063. Lucifer In The Heart (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5064. I Do Adore You (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5065. Your Love (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5066. Your Sunny Glance (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5067. Mutability (Refrain Stanza Sequence) 3/1/2018
5068. At The Grave Of Guido Gezelle (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5069. With A Visit To The Keats Memorial Home (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5070. As If This Summer Is Staying Forever (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5071. Arachne And Athena (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/1/2018
5072. Orpheus And Euridyce (Refrain Stanza) 3/1/2018
5073. A Heart A Heart Full Of Love 3/1/2018
5074. The Toddler Girl (1)(Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
5075. The Toddler Girl (2)(Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
5076. It's Then That Here With Me I Do Sense You (Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
5077. Your Personality Is Fire And Dew (Refrain Stanza) 3/2/2018
5078. You Are The One That I Do Love (Free Verse Sonnet) 3/4/2018
5079. My Lord God (Refrain Stanza) 3/4/2018
5080. Crystalline Poems To And About God 3/4/2018

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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