Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,699 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2601. Continually Our Love Surprises Me 9/25/2012
2602. It's As If Your Breath Whispers Declarations Of Love 9/25/2012
2603. There Is A Kind Of Love (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 9/25/2012
2604. Philomel 9/26/2012
2605. The Tikoloshe 9/26/2012
2606. Impundulu 9/26/2012
2607. A Dragon Fly 9/27/2012
2608. Far Out In The Wilderness (Terzanelle) 9/27/2012
2609. In The Early Morning [2] 9/27/2012
2610. Deep In Your Eyes 9/28/2012
2611. How Lovely You Are 9/28/2012
2612. For Far Too Long I Have Searched For You 9/28/2012
2613. Her Eyes Is Shining (Terzanelle) 9/28/2012
2614. Love Me (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
2615. Let Our Love Be As It Ought (Villanelle) 10/2/2012
2616. At Grass 8/13/2012
2617. I Love You With The Feelings 8/14/2012
2618. I Have Loved You (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 8/14/2012
2619. We Love Each Other Without Pretence (Wreathed Octave) 9/3/2012
2620. Daily I Do Know That You Do Love Me (Un-Wreathed Octave) 9/3/2012
2621. When We Walk In The Back Garden 9/3/2012
2622. For Years I An Hiding Under The Wing 9/4/2012
2623. May I Constantly Find You 9/4/2012
2624. Sometimes I Wonder 9/4/2012
2625. When You Walk On Patrol 9/5/2012
2626. Maybe I Was Rehearsing (Decuain) 9/5/2012
2627. At A Time You Were Only Part Of A Dream (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 9/6/2012
2628. Eternity Finds To Us Its Own True Way (Strambotto Siciliano) 9/6/2012
2629. From The Moment (Strambotto Toscano) 9/6/2012
2630. Thunder Showers In Winter 9/7/2012
2631. Frangipanis 9/7/2012
2632. With A Roaring Sound Waves Crash 9/7/2012
2633. Now In The Very Late Summer Of Life (Wreathed Octave) 9/10/2012
2634. When You Are With Me 9/12/2012
2635. If I Had My Way With You (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 9/12/2012
2636. Could I Compare You? 9/12/2012
2637. Love Is Something That You Cannot Remove (Catena Rondo) 9/13/2012
2638. Breaking Point 9/13/2012
2639. When The Sun Died Over The Open Blue Sea 9/13/2012
2640. Gradually You Grow Into My Life 9/14/2012

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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