Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2361. Soirée At The Hap 7/12/2012
2362. The Empty Evenings Are The Most Difficult (In Answer To Mandi Engelbrecht) 7/12/2012
2363. Even If My Life Without You Comes To A Halt 7/12/2012
2364. I Have Waited Many Years For You (Keats Sonnet) 7/13/2012
2365. Through The Window The New Moon Peeps 7/13/2012
2366. From The Beginning Of Time 7/13/2012
2367. A Wreath Of Sonnets For My Darling 7/13/2012
2368. While I Do Love You 7/13/2012
2369. In Each Other Our Love Has Find A Home (Villanelle) 7/13/2012
2370. Without You Even The Red Daybreak Fades 7/13/2012
2371. There Is A Link Between The Two Of Us (Cavatina) 7/13/2012
2372. That There Is Something Better In Each New Morning 7/13/2012
2373. Nothing Can Sweep Our Feelings Away (Italian Sonnet) 7/13/2012
2374. I Recognize Your Voice 7/13/2012
2375. Last 7/16/2012
2376. When I Long During The Dark Night 7/16/2012
2377. Just As The First Light Falls Through The Window 7/16/2012
2378. Progress 7/17/2012
2379. Like Ants Living Clustered In (Cavatina) 1 7/17/2012
2380. Like Ants Living Clustered In (Cavatina) 7/17/2012
2381. The Orange Tree 6/15/2012
2382. When Every Word Falls Like A Hammer Blow 6/18/2012
2383. You Who Constantly Truly Love Me 6/18/2012
2384. I Did Not Truly Know The Depths Of Love (Sonnet) 6/18/2012
2385. As A Mortal Man (English Sonnet) 6/18/2012
2386. In The Depths Of Your Lovely Sunny Eyes (Sonnet) 6/18/2012
2387. On Patrol 6/19/2012
2388. Enemy Skirmish (Sonnet) 6/19/2012
2389. In The Veldt While On Military Patrol (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 7/2/2012
2390. Notes Of A Hot Pursuit (Haiku's) 7/2/2012
2391. While Johnny And His Section Is On Patrol 7/2/2012
2392. Broken 7/3/2012
2393. While I Am Still Far Over The Hill 7/3/2012
2394. I Wanted To See What No Man Comprehends 7/3/2012
2395. Gently The Sun Oozes 7/4/2012
2396. An Ibis Screeched Outside In The Garden 7/4/2012
2397. Forced To Meet An Enemy In A Rifle's Sight (In Answer To Keith Douglas) 6/19/2012
2398. One Night In The Tranquillity I Heard Him Pass 6/20/2012
2399. He Who Creates Innumerable Systems Of Stars 6/20/2012
2400. To Know With True Conviction (In Answer To Johannes Prins) 6/20/2012

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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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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