Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5121. Gay The Hot Summer Does Begin (Italian Sonnet) 5/5/2018
5122. The Preacher (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/5/2018
5123. The Irene Farmer's Market (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/6/2018
5124. Where Apart From Each Other We Do Live (Italian Sonnet) 5/6/2018
5125. The Sense Of Real Loveliness (Novelinee) 5/6/2018
5126. It's Winter And Icy Cold 5/6/2018
5127. Flaring Up A Candle Burns 5/6/2018
5128. Dry Lands 5/8/2018
5129. My Beloved Country 5/8/2018
5130. With Your Awakening (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/8/2018
5131. Theseus And The Minotaur (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/9/2018
5132. Psyche 5/9/2018
5133. A Prayer To Be As Adam 5/9/2018
5134. I Have Escaped From This Cruel Real World 5/9/2018
5135. Every Small Event (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/9/2018
5136. Where Your Femaleness Comes From A Mystical Source (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/9/2018
5137. Through The Sea Of Life I Sailed To And Thro (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/11/2018
5138. I See The Sun 5/11/2018
5139. I Greet You With The Hand 5/11/2018
5140. From The First Moment (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/11/2018
5141. From The First Moment (1)(Free Verse Sonnet) 5/11/2018
5142. Son Of God 5/12/2018
5143. Lord, God The Father 5/12/2018
5144. Between You And Me (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/12/2018
5145. Lady Godiva (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/14/2018
5146. The Ballade Of Her Pilgrimage To Wellington 5/14/2018
5147. Arabic Nights (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/14/2018
5148. How A Poem Comes To Me (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/15/2018
5149. Verses (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/15/2018
5150. When At Night (English Sonnet) 5/15/2018
5151. A Scene Of Another Night In South Africa 5/17/2018
5152. The Machine Against Man 5/17/2018
5153. Burrow (Free Verse Sonnet) 5/17/2018
5154. We Sit On A Balcony 7/31/2014
5155. Love Keeps Flowering And Sometimes 7/31/2014
5156. Almost Timeless 8/1/2014
5157. She Broke In To Me 8/1/2014
5158. There Are Rays Falling Through The Window 8/4/2014
5159. There Were Sparks In Both Of Your Golden-Brown Eyes 8/4/2014
5160. The Sky Is Dull Blue 8/5/2014

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)

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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