Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 19,848 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1601. Birds Are Chattering (Persian Quatrain) 12/19/2012
1602. There Is Loneliness In The Autumn Wind 12/19/2012
1603. The Magi 12/23/2012
1604. Christmas Eve (Cavatina) 12/23/2012
1605. This Is How Christmas Is 12/23/2012
1606. There Are Times When A New Tomorrow 1/7/2013
1607. New Year's Eve 1/7/2013
1608. Maybe I Come From A Time 1/7/2013
1609. Its As If My Country Is On A Different Planet 1/7/2013
1610. Where We Stand At The Beginning Of A New Year 1/10/2013
1611. Fake 1/10/2013
1612. When You Lie In My Arms 1/13/2013
1613. When I See Stars Twinkling In Your Eyes 1/13/2013
1614. Hospital Journal 1/13/2013
1615. Aubade 1/14/2013
1616. The Man 1/14/2013
1617. The Feelings That You Evoke 1/14/2013
1618. Daybreak [2] 1/16/2013
1619. Just Beyond Gordon's Bay [2] 1/16/2013
1620. A Kind Of Freedom 1/16/2013
1621. Many People Knew You Well 1/16/2013
1622. Occupation [2] 1/16/2013
1623. Fairy Of The Night (Rosarian Sonnet) 1/17/2013
1624. While We Both Stood Up On A Hillock 1/17/2013
1625. Design (Saraband) 1/17/2013
1626. A Picture Lingers With Me 1/20/2013
1627. There Is A Kind Of Love That I Do Not Really Understand 1/20/2013
1628. From A Life Of Iniquity 1/20/2013
1629. The Heart Of A Human Is A Strange Thing 1/21/2013
1630. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
1631. When The Rain Falls For Days Without End 1/21/2013
1632. On This Amazing Continent 1/23/2013
1633. Epitaph Of A Tyrant 1/23/2013
1634. During The Years That I Have Lived In South Africa 1/23/2013
1635. You Are Present In Each Deep Thought (Hymnal Octave) 1/23/2013
1636. To Me You Are Really Quite Fair (Hymnal Octave) 1/23/2013
1637. Migrating Birds [2] 1/25/2013
1638. When Waves Sweep Out And Break 1/25/2013
1639. The Shadows Of The Afternoon Are Drawing Long Lines 1/25/2013
1640. Migrating Birds 1/25/2013

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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