Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2081. In Thoughts Today… (Rondelet) 1/27/2012
2082. I Know The Harsh Wilderness (Roundelay) 2/2/2012
2083. Far Too Many Aspens Are Now Felled (Cavatina) 2/2/2012
2084. Too Quickly (Cavatina) 2/8/2012
2085. The Old Savage Dream Again Was Back 2/9/2012
2086. Reflections In A Country Churchyard (Cavatina Sequence) 2/21/2012
2087. Lost In Rural Suburbia 2/21/2012
2088. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall 2/22/2012
2089. In The Rays Of The Moon 2/22/2012
2090. A Day With A New Morn (Luc-Bat) 2/22/2012
2091. To The Summer Sun (Collins Sestets) 2/24/2012
2092. Nobody Like Her I Have Met Before (Stave Stanza Sestets) 2/24/2012
2093. There Is A Moment That Is So Perfect 2/24/2012
2094. Early Morning 2/24/2012
2095. An Annoyed Plover (Burns Stanza / Standard Habbie) 2/24/2012
2096. I Had Been To This Sea Sometime Before (Catena Rondo) 2/24/2012
2097. The Farmer's Bride (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Charlotte Mew) 2/27/2012
2098. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
2099. Forgive Me God 2/20/2012
2100. Be Merciful, My God 2/20/2012
2101. An Ex-Princess Among Real Men (Cavatina Sequence) 2/27/2012
2102. The Tree (Rime Royal Sequence) 2/28/2012
2103. The Bulbul 2/28/2012
2104. Occupation 2/29/2012
2105. Like A Violet (Novelinee) 2/29/2012
2106. On This Dappled Dawn (Novelinee) 2/29/2012
2107. In My Youth Nature Was Very Intense (Cavatina) 2/29/2012
2108. When I Was Boy And Life Was Young (Ghazal) 3/1/2012
2109. When I Was A Boy And The World Was Young (Pushkin Sonnet) 3/1/2012
2110. Ghosts Of All The Past Mornings (Elfin Stanza Sonnet) 3/2/2012
2111. The Sun Over The Sea Died 3/1/2012
2112. What Any Nature Lover Knows (Cavatina) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2113. Will Nature At A Time Be Really Lost? (Cavatina Sequence) 3/6/2012
2114. On A Wedding Day (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Jean Valentine) 3/6/2012
2115. She Does Not Need Any Praise (Cavatina Sequence) 3/6/2012
2116. The Night Dream (Cavatina Sequence) 3/6/2012
2117. Autumn (In Reply To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2118. Eternal (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2119. Enigmatic People (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
2120. On The End Of The World (Cavatina Sequence) 3/7/2012

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.

    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • 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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

[Report Error]