Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2041. It Has Come To The Time (Chiasmus) 1/25/2012
2042. On The Hunt (Abcedarian) 1/25/2012
2043. Sorry (Pleiades) 1/26/2012
2044. Hope (Pleiades) 1/26/2012
2045. Freedom (Pleiades) 1/26/2012
2046. In Thoughts Today… (Rondelet) 1/27/2012
2047. In A World Of Nothingness You Bring Bliss (Rondel) 1/27/2012
2048. Samson (Cavatina) 1/30/2012
2049. Great Darkness Came Amit The Sunny Blaze (Cavatina) 1/30/2012
2050. On An Army Of Rebelling Mercenaries (Rondel) (In Answer To A.E. Housman) 1/30/2012
2051. Hovering I Saw A Redbreast And A Wren (Roundelay) 1/31/2012
2052. There Is A Swimming Pool In A Small Town (Orléans Rondel Prime) 1/31/2012
2053. Thunder Touched (Cavatina Sequence) 1/31/2012
2054. The Slaughter Of The Little Lambs 2/1/2012
2055. On Military Leave During War (Cavatina) 2/1/2012
2056. During War’s Manmade Darkness (Cavatina) (In Answer To Dylan Thomas) 2/1/2012
2057. With You Somewhat Unfamiliar 2/3/2012
2058. We Were Ignorant, Loved Each Other (Cavatina) 2/3/2012
2059. To My First Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
2060. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
2061. She Flees From Me (Cavatina Sequence) 2/5/2012
2062. The Divine Presence (Cavatina Sequence) 2/7/2012
2063. My Redeemer, Advocate And Father (Cavatina) 2/7/2012
2064. May The Presence Of God Be Between Us (Cavatina) 2/7/2012
2065. While That Night Was Darker Than Anything (Cavatina Sequence) 2/8/2012
2066. Early Summer 2/10/2012
2067. Nightingales (Roundelay) 2/10/2012
2068. Days Are Now Hotter Than They Were Before (Rondel Prime) 2/10/2012
2069. Modern Day Mariana (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
2070. Far Too Quickly Each Yesterday Fades (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
2071. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
2072. Love Has No Kind Of Impediments (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
2073. When Making Love (Cavatina) 2/14/2012
2074. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
2075. Duikers (Cavatina) 2/15/2012
2076. Kimo's About Nature In The City 2/15/2012
2077. Bright Sun 2/15/2012
2078. Life (Fibonacci) 2/16/2012
2079. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
2080. Into The Depths Of You I Fall (Quintella) 2/16/2012

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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