Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,315 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

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