Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5041. Every Spring After The Rain (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
5042. Maybe There Is A Deep Secret 7/24/2014
5043. Going To Church (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 8/12/2014
5044. The White Breasted Crow 10/9/2014
5045. Jesus 2/22/2015
5046. The Lightning Falls With The Rain 2/24/2015
5047. Being Carried Along 11/5/2014
5048. The Barn 3/17/2015
5049. I Believe There Is A Place Called Zion (Sonnet) 3/17/2015
5050. Hers Is A Clean Kitchen 3/19/2015
5051. Every Spring (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 3/5/2014
5052. Amor Vincit Omnia (Collins Sestets) 5/14/2014
5053. On The Highway A Female Traffic Cop Pulls Me Off 7/17/2014
5054. To Me You Are The Most Precious And Beautiful Women 1/9/2014
5055. There Is Something Great To Gardening (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/10/2013
5056. Today My Heart Rejoices 8/6/2013
5057. A Nightmare Or What? (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
5058. When The Past Day Does Still Linger In Thoughts 5/3/2013
5059. Its Autumn (Decastich) 6/6/2013
5060. On Some South African Afrikaans Published Poets (Catena Rondo) 5/30/2013
5061. Quadrature Of The Circle 6/24/2013
5062. Perfect Love (Sicilian Quintain) 12/7/2012
5063. The Young Farmer 11/11/2012
5064. Sperm Cells (Rondelet) 11/2/2012
5065. Sometimes Its As If My Childhood Days Come Back 10/30/2012
5066. Diving Board 8/13/2012
5067. The Blue Jay 7/24/2012
5068. In The Sandy Desert We Were Silent 6/29/2012
5069. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
5070. Thunder (Cinquain) 1/25/2012
5071. There Are White Flowers In Her Hair 12/29/2011
5072. The Raven (In Answer To Edgar Allan Poe) 1/3/2012
5073. The Masked Ball (Koan) 9/23/2011
5074. Intimations Of Immortality (In Answer To William Wordsworth) 10/14/2011
5075. When Leaves Fall In Autumn 8/16/2011
5076. Two People Separate 6/30/2011
5077. My Clothes, My Shoes Fit From The Shelve 7/20/2011
5078. Something About The Girl Called Spring (Sonnet Corona) 6/21/2011
5079. Memory To Eugène Terreblancé At Rooigrond Prison 4/29/2011
5080. When The Month Of March Comes 5/9/2011

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 ...

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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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