Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 28,459 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

1921. How Do I Love You? 11/24/2011
1922. When Our Love Is True (Sonnet Corona) 11/24/2011
1923. If Ever That Which Is Between Us Dies 11/24/2011
1924. I Remember You As You Were In The Winter 11/29/2011
1925. In The Early Afternoons Like Morning Glories 11/29/2011
1926. Sometimes I Loose My Words 11/29/2011
1927. Like A Sun-Bird That İS Drunk With Nectar 11/29/2011
1928. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
1929. Rising So Low As If Falling From The Sky 11/30/2011
1930. In You I Find The Beginning Of Each New Day 11/30/2011
1931. Drunk With The Bliss Of Your Kisses 11/30/2011
1932. The Rain Platter Against The Closed Window 12/1/2011
1933. There Are Numerous Things That I Find 12/1/2011
1934. Daily You Are So Part Of Me 12/1/2011
1935. When Days Get Long 11/25/2011
1936. The Marsh Land 11/25/2011
1937. With Blazing, Electric Blue Thunder 11/28/2011
1938. The Darkness Falls Like A Shadow Over You (In Answer To Pablo Neruda) 11/28/2011
1939. Up On Helderberg Hill In A Vast Pine Forest 11/28/2011
1940. Awakening 11/10/2011
1941. I See You Move With The Agility Of A Deer 12/2/2011
1942. Your Presence Is Strange But Familiar 12/2/2011
1943. We Are Separate And Yet I Love You 12/2/2011
1944. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
1945. As Long As There Is Love (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 12/5/2011
1946. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
1947. Testament 12/5/2011
1948. Like All Things With Time Roses Whither Away 12/5/2011
1949. The Boundless Blue Sky 12/5/2011
1950. Nature’s Philosophy (Novelinee) 12/6/2011
1951. I Look Up At The Stars 12/6/2011
1952. Arthur Pendragon About Excalibur 12/7/2011
1953. Sir Lancelot Du Lac About Queen Guinevere Pendragon (Novelinee) 12/7/2011
1954. Heloise To Peter Abelard 12/8/2011
1955. Letter From Peter Abelard To Heloise 12/8/2011
1956. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
1957. In My Life My Words Have Lost Power (Novelinee) 12/8/2011
1958. I Want To Sleep With The Same Innocence 12/9/2011
1959. We Do Live As Children Of Light 12/9/2011
1960. Situation Report On A Reconnaissance Expedition 12/12/2011

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 ...

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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