Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,424 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2081. On Military Leave During War (Cavatina) 2/1/2012
2082. During War’s Manmade Darkness (Cavatina) (In Answer To Dylan Thomas) 2/1/2012
2083. With You Somewhat Unfamiliar 2/3/2012
2084. We Were Ignorant, Loved Each Other (Cavatina) 2/3/2012
2085. To My First Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
2086. A Litany (Cavatina Sequence) 2/6/2012
2087. She Flees From Me (Cavatina Sequence) 2/5/2012
2088. The Divine Presence (Cavatina Sequence) 2/7/2012
2089. My Redeemer, Advocate And Father (Cavatina) 2/7/2012
2090. May The Presence Of God Be Between Us (Cavatina) 2/7/2012
2091. While That Night Was Darker Than Anything (Cavatina Sequence) 2/8/2012
2092. Early Summer 2/10/2012
2093. Nightingales (Roundelay) 2/10/2012
2094. Days Are Now Hotter Than They Were Before (Rondel Prime) 2/10/2012
2095. Modern Day Mariana (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
2096. Far Too Quickly Each Yesterday Fades (Cavatina Sequence) 2/13/2012
2097. After Her Death I Dreamed Of My Love (Cavatina Sequence) 2/12/2012
2098. Love Has No Kind Of Impediments (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
2099. When Making Love (Cavatina) 2/14/2012
2100. About Some Things Unseen (Cavatina Sequence) 2/14/2012
2101. Duikers (Cavatina) 2/15/2012
2102. Kimo's About Nature In The City 2/15/2012
2103. Bright Sun 2/15/2012
2104. Life (Fibonacci) 2/16/2012
2105. A Spoilt Rich Woman (Tyburn) 2/16/2012
2106. Into The Depths Of You I Fall (Quintella) 2/16/2012
2107. Something About Spring 2/17/2012
2108. Something About Winter 2/17/2012
2109. When I Love My Worlds Starts To Stagger 1/20/2012
2110. We Live, Work And Play (Roundelay) 1/23/2012
2111. I Know The Harsh Wilderness (Roundelay) 2/2/2012
2112. Far Too Many Aspens Are Now Felled (Cavatina) 2/2/2012
2113. Your Love And Pure Integrity Is Not In Dispute, Lord (Cavatina Sequence) 2/20/2012
2114. Forgive Me God 2/20/2012
2115. Be Merciful, My God 2/20/2012
2116. Reflections In A Country Churchyard (Cavatina Sequence) 2/21/2012
2117. Lost In Rural Suburbia 2/21/2012
2118. Early Morning When The First Rays Fall 2/22/2012
2119. In The Rays Of The Moon 2/22/2012
2120. A Day With A New Morn (Luc-Bat) 2/22/2012

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

I Want To Thank God

(for Annelize)

I want to thank God for you,
do want to live days that we will remember forever,
pray that the years that lie ahead and do come
will unfold with only the loveliest things.

© Gert Strydom

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