Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,399 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2161. Rain (Lanterne) 3/22/2012
2162. Criminal Activity (Droighneach) 3/22/2012
2163. Turn Off The Lights (Than-Bauk) 3/23/2012
2164. Her Hair Was Gold (Than-Bauk) 3/23/2012
2165. On A Wet Day (Than-Bauk) 3/23/2012
2166. Le Morte D'Arthur (Cavatina Sequence) 3/26/2012
2167. Early I Viewed The Morning's New Birth (Cavatina) 3/28/2012
2168. My Friends Have Left Me 3/28/2012
2169. Thinking Of Your Work And Life (Cavatina Sequence) 3/28/2012
2170. Sandpiper (Cavatina) 3/28/2012
2171. Still In My Life You Do Enter In (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
2172. Lord, Never Might I Truly Understand (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
2173. Your Own Hands I Get My Daily Bread (Cavatina) 3/29/2012
2174. Forever (Cavatina Sequence) 3/30/2012
2175. At Times It Might Look (In Answer To W. B. Yeats) 3/30/2012
2176. He Makes The Things Between Us To Be True (Collins Sestets) 3/30/2012
2177. When I See The Wings Of The Darkness Falling 4/2/2012
2178. Your Smile, Your Touch, Your Glance (Cavatina) 4/2/2012
2179. In The Darkness I Got Up 4/2/2012
2180. Asymmetry 4/3/2012
2181. Against The Dark Blue Of Irises The Sky Has But A Pale Hue (Persian Quatrain) 4/3/2012
2182. Little Harry (A Cautionary Tale) 4/3/2012
2183. Flowering (Ae Freslighe) 4/5/2012
2184. Pansies (Novelinee) 4/5/2012
2185. Aloes (Novelinee) 4/5/2012
2186. I Want To Love You In All Of My Days (Italian Sonnet) 4/5/2012
2187. When All Of Life Is Condensed As True (Italian Sonnet) 4/5/2012
2188. He Said That Everyone Will Have A House 4/5/2012
2189. Old President Clinton (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
2190. Old Sir Gordon Davy (Clerihew) 4/5/2012
2191. Stretching Summer (Sijo) 4/13/2012
2192. Twilight (Sijo) 4/13/2012
2193. I Have Been Dreaming Of A Girl (In Answer To Dorothy Parker) 4/16/2012
2194. To You Who Always Are In My Thoughts (English Sonnet) 4/16/2012
2195. With Courage I Want To Look Into Your Eyes (English Sonnet) 4/16/2012
2196. Johanna Brandt 4/17/2012
2197. General Christiaan De Wet At Doornberg 4/17/2012
2198. 1899-1902 (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To A. E. Housman) 4/17/2012
2199. Thomas 4/18/2012
2200. Judith Delivers The Israelites 4/18/2012

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)

How I Do Remember

(for Annelize)

When a pretty girl does suddenly cheerfully laugh
do throw her hair back and pass me,
my senses do become full as if you are right here

I then do remember you

from the flashback memory,

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