Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1641. You Came As My Delivery 7/27/2011
1642. I’m Astounded By His Strange Love 7/27/2011
1643. Change Me God Almighty 7/27/2011
1644. Morning Walk (Parody) 7/3/2011
1645. Ages Flicker In The Hot Fire 7/3/2011
1646. About Love I Had Been Very Naive 7/3/2011
1647. On A Close-Up Of Louis Esterhuizen, On His Poem “winnie” 7/3/2011
1648. The Ecstasy 7/28/2011
1649. What Greatness Did We Experience? 7/28/2011
1650. A Token 7/28/2011
1651. It Isn’t Winter 7/7/2011
1652. Theatre Enactment (Parody) 7/8/2011
1653. The Seventh Day (In Answer To Louis Esterhuizen) 7/8/2011
1654. It Was A Living Guard (Parody) 7/8/2011
1655. Can This Be Love? 7/20/2011
1656. Hail 7/21/2011
1657. A Nest Of Wasps 7/21/2011
1658. Love Explicitly 7/29/2011
1659. The First Night 7/29/2011
1660. On A Night Where Stars Flamed 8/1/2011
1661. At Times My Whole Life Feels In Disorder 8/1/2011
1662. Sometimes It Feels As A Eternity Back 8/1/2011
1663. In No Big Perception 8/2/2011
1664. There’s An Inaccessibility 8/3/2011
1665. Outside The August Wind Is Playing 8/3/2011
1666. Revelation 8/4/2011
1667. Constantly I Wonder How Can I Be Part Of It? 8/17/2011
1668. How Much Do You Still Love Me? 8/18/2011
1669. I Would Again Want A Relationship With You 8/18/2011
1670. For The One That I Love 8/18/2011
1671. Mere Existence (In Answer To Breyten Breytenbach) 8/19/2011
1672. There’s Sometimes A Silence 8/19/2011
1673. Sometimes It Feels 8/19/2011
1674. My Requiem 8/19/2011
1675. Fleetingly It Hanged In Beauty 8/22/2011
1676. Outside The First Spring Rain Is Falling 8/22/2011
1677. There Is A Darkness Where You Hide 8/22/2011
1678. Early In The Morn (Diminished Hexaverse) 8/22/2011
1679. Enchantment (Nonet) 8/22/2011
1680. H.F. Verwoerd 8/23/2011

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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