Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5281. Elementary Thoughts 3/7/2013
5282. Probius (Nonce Sonnet) 2/25/2013
5283. Today I Saw An Old Man 2/4/2013
5284. While The Eland Gives Its Last Convulsions 2/19/2013
5285. Woman With The Cello (In Answer To Johann Johl) 2/1/2013
5286. Your Presence Is A True Delight (Common Measure Octave) 1/23/2013
5287. Achilles [2] 1/8/2013
5288. Insignificant Are The White Clouds That Pass 12/12/2012
5289. A Hippo At Dawn 11/4/2012
5290. A Level Headed Gaze 11/11/2012
5291. Sometimes It's As If Stars Spark In Your Eyes 10/22/2012
5292. Early In The Morning To Each Other The Doves Do Sing (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 10/18/2012
5293. When I Call Your Heart My Home (English Sonnet) 10/3/2012
5294. Ti Amo 10/16/2012
5295. It Was An Icy Winter Afternoon (Roundelay) 9/17/2012
5296. What Can I Bring To You (Triolet) 9/11/2012
5297. Far Away In The Blue (Triolet) 9/11/2012
5298. Out Of Military Boots 9/5/2012
5299. You Are At My Side Wherever I Do Go (Wreathed Octave) 9/10/2012
5300. Some Happy People Take Holidays (Trijan Refrain) 8/1/2012
5301. Prayer Of An Unborn Child 7/27/2012
5302. When Winter Suddenly Comes 7/23/2012
5303. When The Stars Wink 6/21/2012
5304. The Thrush Sings Its Twittering Song 7/4/2012
5305. From The First Moment That I Saw You 6/18/2012
5306. In My Childhood Days I Pick Lilies In The Marsh 7/17/2012
5307. Snow-White Of The Veldt 5/31/2012
5308. Now That We Know That Love Claims A Prize 5/22/2012
5309. Gracious Lord, When At Night I Lie Awake 5/2/2012
5310. On That Sunny Golden Morning (Flying Bird Sonnet) 2/28/2012
5311. You Were Gone (Poet's Echo) 4/10/2012
5312. Winter (In Answer To D. J. Opperman) 5/2/2012
5313. Unmarked Is The Route 4/26/2012
5314. The Games We Play (Sijo) 4/13/2012
5315. Just Touching Your Hand (Cavatina) 4/24/2012
5316. In A Vision Once (Cavatina Sequence) 3/16/2012
5317. Daily I Crucify Him 3/12/2012
5318. The Art Of Poetry (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/8/2012
5319. About A Fruitful Summer (Cavatina Sequence) 3/2/2012
5320. About A Girl Called Marike (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012

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)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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