Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,377 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

5721. Spring (In Answer To Gerard Manley Hopkins) 11/16/2010
5722. A Cheetah 11/1/2010
5723. We Walked On The Beach 8/11/2009
5724. You Burrow Into My Heart 3/1/2015
5725. Odysseus To Pallas Athena 1/8/2010
5726. Girl With The Long Blonde Hair 2/16/2010
5727. With Every Glance At The World Around Us 8/4/2011
5728. Himalayan Balsam (Cavatina) 6/6/2012
5729. Like A Fragile Cosmos Flower 12/3/2013
5730. On A Stormy Sea 12/18/2009
5731. Being Bilingual 4/13/2010
5732. The True Blessing Of Spring (Limerick) 12/1/2010
5733. The Leviathan 12/15/2010
5734. If There Is Something More (Wreathed Quatrains) (In Answer To Edgar Allan Poe) 3/28/2012
5735. My Ex-Mother In Law 3/7/2010
5736. The Highway Man 12/4/2009
5737. But Then I Met You 6/2/2009
5738. Amakeia 1/25/2010
5739. The Baobab Tree 8/8/2012
5740. A Boy Fishing (Cavatina Sequence) 8/7/2012
5741. That You Are A Wonderful And Beautiful Woman 1/27/2014
5742. Stopping At The Woods On A Snowy Evening (Cavatina) 5/22/2013
5743. Another Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Reply To A.E. Housman) 11/4/2010
5744. I Have To Escape From The City's Roaring Din 2/20/2013
5745. Queen Victoria 10/25/2010
5746. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
5747. From This City I Want To Escape (Free Verse Quatern) 12/9/2011
5748. To Me You Are The Most Beautiful Woman 5/10/2012
5749. South Africa Is Also My Country 12/30/2011
5750. The Rugby Player 12/2/2010
5751. Gentling A Wildcat 9/22/2009
5752. Water (Acrostic) 3/22/2012
5753. An Abandoned Bundle (In Answer To Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali) 7/7/2011
5754. Space Haiku’s 4/26/2011
5755. I Love You (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
5756. Nightmares (English Sonnet) 11/21/2011
5757. 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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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