Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 15,978 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2601. Table Bay [2] 10/29/2012
2602. Constantly Waves Toss And Fling (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 10/29/2012
2603. Moment 10/16/2012
2604. When Early In The Morning You Smile 10/16/2012
2605. Dear Lord 10/17/2012
2606. From The Very Creation (English Sonnet) 10/17/2012
2607. Lord Touch Our Eyes To See 10/17/2012
2608. Bellville 10/30/2012
2609. In My Childhood Days I Pick Lilies In The Marsh [2] 10/30/2012
2610. She Was White Blonde 10/31/2012
2611. Down At The Marsh 10/31/2012
2612. A Small Tear Falls 10/31/2012
2613. We Enter In (Rondelet) 11/1/2012
2614. On The Small Hillock 11/4/2012
2615. Before Everything 11/5/2012
2616. The Unseen Presence Of Him 11/5/2012
2617. Tonight Stars Do Twinkle (English Sonnet) 11/5/2012
2618. The Shark 11/7/2012
2619. Indian Minors 11/7/2012
2620. How To Paint A Striking Rinkhals 11/7/2012
2621. The Eagle [2] 11/7/2012
2622. When The Honey-Dew Clings To Leaves 11/8/2012
2623. For You I Have Got A Kind Of Thirst 11/8/2012
2624. For You I Have Got A Kind Of Thirst [1] 11/8/2012
2625. How Do I Express My Feelings? 11/8/2012
2626. Daily Our Love Grows Stronger (English Sonnet) 11/8/2012
2627. Daily I Do You More Adore 11/8/2012
2628. Since The Day That Love Came To Your Heart (Italian Sonnet) [2] 11/8/2012
2629. The Child Is Still Alive 11/11/2012
2630. Loving Kindness Lingers Deep In Your Soul (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/16/2012
2631. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
2632. When You Came Nearer 11/19/2012
2633. Meeting 11/20/2012
2634. Let Not Your Ire On My Complexion Fall (Cavatina Sequence) 11/20/2012
2635. Lost Love (English Sonnet) 11/20/2012
2636. She Softly Spoke My Name During Her Sleep (Novelinee) 11/21/2012
2637. I'D Rather Give All Of My Love (Persian Quatrain) (In Reply To Dorothy Parker) 11/21/2012
2638. One True Darling I Do Implore 11/21/2012
2639. You Stayed Right Through The Night 11/22/2012
2640. Sometimes I Wonder If We Were In Love? 11/22/2012
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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Virginia Woolf

For years she did cling
to the knowledge
that someone does truly love her
and silently and faithful she did live

until heartache did cut through her,
while continually she was caught in misconception,
did long to return to London
and at times it did feel

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