Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

5721. Nature Haiku’s 5/27/2013
5722. That You Are A Wonderful And Beautiful Woman 1/27/2014
5723. Stopping At The Woods On A Snowy Evening (Cavatina) 5/22/2013
5724. Another Epitaph On An Army Of Mercenaries (In Reply To A.E. Housman) 11/4/2010
5725. I Have To Escape From The City's Roaring Din 2/20/2013
5726. Queen Victoria 10/25/2010
5727. Beautiful Girl (A Reply To Octavio Paz) 12/4/2009
5728. A Man Of Integrity 11/13/2009
5729. From This City I Want To Escape (Free Verse Quatern) 12/9/2011
5730. To Me You Are The Most Beautiful Woman 5/10/2012
5731. Of You I Have A Kind Of Knowledge 8/28/2012
5732. Precious Jesus, Take My Hand (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 4/2/2015
5733. A Dentist 10/14/2015
5734. So Its Been Twenty Years 11/8/2009
5735. A Resting Place 6/29/2009
5736. Virginia Woolf 6/21/2017
5737. At A Restaurant 6/17/2009
5738. Flickering The Flame Of A Candle Burns 9/11/2014
5739. The Rugby Player 12/2/2010
5740. Gentling A Wildcat 9/22/2009
5741. Spring (In Answer To Gerard Manley Hopkins) 11/16/2010
5742. Water (Acrostic) 3/22/2012
5743. It Was The Way You Were (Terzanelle) 7/27/2010
5744. An Abandoned Bundle (In Answer To Mbuyiseni Oswald Mtshali) 7/7/2011
5745. I Love You (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
5746. Nightmares (English Sonnet) 11/21/2011
5747. Living In A World Of Our Own 2/28/2011
5748. South Africa Is Also My Country 12/30/2011
5749. “where Have All The Soldiers Gone? Gone To Graveyards Every One” 5/4/2010
5750. A Flower For The Night 6/2/2010
5751. Life[2] 12/4/2009
5752. A Distressful Day Finds Me 9/8/2009
5753. At Times Love Has Visited Me 12/3/2016
5754. Space Haiku’s 4/26/2011
5755. Angel Of The Morning Light 6/4/2009
5756. But Then I Met You 6/2/2009
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)

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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