Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,316 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2641. Salome Dancing 11/15/2012
2642. The Death Of Samson 11/15/2012
2643. There's An Understanding Between Me And You (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/16/2012
2644. Loving Kindness Lingers Deep In Your Soul (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/16/2012
2645. A Kind Of Meeting 11/19/2012
2646. When You Came Nearer 11/19/2012
2647. Meeting 11/20/2012
2648. Let Not Your Ire On My Complexion Fall (Cavatina Sequence) 11/20/2012
2649. Lost Love (English Sonnet) 11/20/2012
2650. She Softly Spoke My Name During Her Sleep (Novelinee) 11/21/2012
2651. I'D Rather Give All Of My Love (Persian Quatrain) (In Reply To Dorothy Parker) 11/21/2012
2652. One True Darling I Do Implore 11/21/2012
2653. You Stayed Right Through The Night 11/22/2012
2654. Sometimes I Wonder If We Were In Love? 11/22/2012
2655. You Soft Lips On My Cheek 11/22/2012
2656. Nature Was Drawing Me Along (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 11/22/2012
2657. Its Spring And Outside New Flowers Do Appear 11/22/2012
2658. In The Late Night Rain Falls Whispering 11/22/2012
2659. Arrival 11/26/2012
2660. Let Us Love Nobly (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/25/2012
2661. In Life There Is A Time (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/26/2012
2662. Ballade Of The Hours Of Night 11/28/2012
2663. Sometimes Love Remains But A Mystery (Novelinee) 11/28/2012
2664. If We Give Our Own Hearts To Each Other (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/28/2012
2665. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
2666. In This Life All Around Us There Is Night (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
2667. It Must Have Been At The End Of January 12/3/2012
2668. When There Is Nothing More 12/3/2012
2669. There Is A Kind Of Silence In Your Eyes (Stave Stanza Sestets) 12/3/2012
2670. Disillusionment 12/3/2012
2671. Far Too Quickly Relationships Are Over (Stave Stanza Sestets) 12/3/2012
2672. I Am From Heidelberg With Its Sugar Bush Hillocks 12/3/2012
2673. New Green Leaves Are All Over The Willow Tree 12/5/2012
2674. I Still Keep Remembering 12/5/2012
2675. Age Had Killed The Child 12/5/2012
2676. Daybreak 12/5/2012
2677. Just Beyond Gordon's Bay 12/5/2012
2678. The Night Is Starting (Quintain) 12/5/2012
2679. I Think About Your Bright Face 12/7/2012
2680. When Daylight Comes 12/12/2012

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)

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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