Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,424 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5521. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
5522. Nature Haiku’s 5/27/2013
5523. One Morning I Saw A Man 6/2/2009
5524. That You Are A Wonderful And Beautiful Woman 1/27/2014
5525. Stopping At The Woods On A Snowy Evening (Cavatina) 5/22/2013
5526. Another Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Reply To A.E. Housman) 11/4/2010
5527. I Have To Escape From The City's Roaring Din 2/20/2013
5528. Early Spring (Italian Sonnet) 9/23/2015
5529. From This City I Want To Escape (Free Verse Quatern) 12/9/2011
5530. Beautiful Girl (A Reply To Octavio Paz) 12/4/2009
5531. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
5532. To Me You Are The Most Beautiful Woman 5/10/2012
5533. Sonnets To Someone Special 6/28/2010
5534. So Its Been Twenty Years 11/8/2009
5535. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
5536. Of You I Have A Kind Of Knowledge 8/28/2012
5537. Precious Jesus, Take My Hand (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 4/2/2015
5538. A Dentist 10/14/2015
5539. Virginia Woolf 6/21/2017
5540. South Africa Is Also My Country 12/30/2011
5541. At A Restaurant 6/17/2009
5542. Flickering The Flame Of A Candle Burns 9/11/2014
5543. The Rugby Player 12/2/2010
5544. Gentling A Wildcat 9/22/2009
5545. It Was The Way You Were (Terzanelle) 7/27/2010
5546. Queen Victoria 10/25/2010
5547. An Abandoned Bundle (In Answer To Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali) 7/7/2011
5548. I Love You (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
5549. Nightmares (English Sonnet) 11/21/2011
5550. Living In A World Of Our Own 2/28/2011
5551. Water (Acrostic) 3/22/2012
5552. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
5553. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
5554. Life[2] 12/4/2009
5555. A Distressful Day Finds Me 9/8/2009
5556. At Times Love Has Visited Me 12/3/2016
5557. Space Haiku’s 4/26/2011
5558. But Then I Met You 6/2/2009
5559. Angel Of The Morning Light 6/4/2009
5560. Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley) 12/2/2009

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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