Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5241. When The Night Takes You Away 3/12/2015
5242. Little Does It Matter What I Do 2/11/2015
5243. Out In The Veldt 11/5/2014
5244. The Coming Of The Messiah 10/30/2014
5245. Love Is Like A Gentle Smooth Pond 2/9/2015
5246. That You Are Beautiful 12/22/2014
5247. How Sadly I Have Been Absent In This Spring (Rubiyat Sonnet) 12/11/2014
5248. A Touch (Rubliw) 12/10/2014
5249. Being Green 12/1/2014
5250. Pretoria (Cavatina) 9/16/2014
5251. To Be A Explorer 10/17/2014
5252. Salome (Rubiyat Sonnet) 8/20/2014
5253. Lazarus Arising (Sicilian Septet) 8/19/2014
5254. Picking A Geranium 10/3/2014
5255. Since The First Morning Light 8/18/2014
5256. Around Us The Whispering Rain Falls 7/29/2014
5257. Simeon 7/25/2014
5258. There Are Many Things In Life That Bring Heartache 5/15/2014
5259. The Tar Road Lays Open 8/11/2014
5260. In The Heat Of Your Body 7/4/2014
5261. Winter-Night 6/13/2014
5262. The Sky Is Bright Blue 4/16/2014
5263. To My Wife (English Sonnet) 4/14/2014
5264. I Smell The Fragrance Of The Falling Rain 6/11/2014
5265. I Want To Go To The High-Veldt 4/9/2014
5266. The Windows Was Closed Behind The Curtains 2/14/2014
5267. I Live For Her (English Sonnet) 3/11/2014
5268. From Abelard To Heloise 4/6/2014
5269. In March When The Summer Is Worn Out 2/26/2014
5270. While Looking As Pure As A White Lily (Cavatina) 2/2/2014
5271. Winter Remembered (Cavatina) 1/27/2014
5272. Who Would Have Thought? 12/12/2013
5273. Only Once In A Lifetime 11/27/2013
5274. There Is A Sudden Silence 11/7/2013
5275. To Me You Seemed More Beautiful Than Any Other Girl 10/9/2013
5276. The Serengeti Plain 10/7/2013
5277. When The Spring Rain Pours Down 10/3/2013
5278. When The Stormy Wind Jerked On The Windows 11/1/2013
5279. Like A Beautiful Princess You Glide In 8/14/2013
5280. When The Sun Sets Glowing 4/22/2013

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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

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