Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

1961. When Days Get Long 11/25/2011
1962. The Marsh Land 11/25/2011
1963. With Blazing, Electric Blue Thunder 11/28/2011
1964. The Darkness Falls Like A Shadow Over You (In Answer To Pablo Neruda) 11/28/2011
1965. Up On Helderberg Hill In A Vast Pine Forest 11/28/2011
1966. I Remember You As You Were In The Winter 11/29/2011
1967. In The Early Afternoons Like Morning Glories 11/29/2011
1968. Sometimes I Loose My Words 11/29/2011
1969. Like A Sun-Bird That İS Drunk With Nectar 11/29/2011
1970. Even The Romantic Twilight Is Lost To Us 11/30/2011
1971. Rising So Low As If Falling From The Sky 11/30/2011
1972. In You I Find The Beginning Of Each New Day 11/30/2011
1973. Drunk With The Bliss Of Your Kisses 11/30/2011
1974. The Rain Platter Against The Closed Window 12/1/2011
1975. There Are Numerous Things That I Find 12/1/2011
1976. Daily You Are So Part Of Me 12/1/2011
1977. We Are Separate And Yet I Love You 12/2/2011
1978. At Times I Can Loose Myself In Sadness 12/2/2011
1979. As Long As There Is Love (In Answer To William Shakespeare) 12/5/2011
1980. A Song Of Sadness 12/5/2011
1981. Testament 12/5/2011
1982. Like All Things With Time Roses Whither Away 12/5/2011
1983. The Boundless Blue Sky 12/5/2011
1984. Nature’s Philosophy (Novelinee) 12/6/2011
1985. I Look Up At The Stars 12/6/2011
1986. Arthur Pendragon About Excalibur 12/7/2011
1987. Sir Lancelot Du Lac About Queen Guinevere Pendragon (Novelinee) 12/7/2011
1988. Heloise To Peter Abelard 12/8/2011
1989. Letter From Peter Abelard To Heloise 12/8/2011
1990. Abelard Cries While He Is Writing 12/8/2011
1991. In My Life My Words Have Lost Power (Novelinee) 12/8/2011
1992. I Want To Sleep With The Same Innocence 12/9/2011
1993. We Do Live As Children Of Light 12/9/2011
1994. Situation Report On A Reconnaissance Expedition 12/12/2011
1995. Enemy Tracks (Quatern) 12/12/2011
1996. Insertion (In Answer To Pieter Strauss) 12/12/2011
1997. May God Forever Be Praised 12/13/2011
1998. To Me His Presence Is A Mystery 12/13/2011
1999. If There Is Something More (In Answer To Edgar Allan Poe) (Novelinee Sequence) 12/13/2011
2000. In Some Fields Of Grass Under The Hills (Sestina) 12/14/2011

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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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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