Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 30,073 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2721. There Is A Kind Of Love That I Do Not Really Understand 1/20/2013
2722. From A Life Of Iniquity 1/20/2013
2723. The Heart Of A Human Is A Strange Thing 1/21/2013
2724. A New Year Prayer 1/21/2013
2725. When The Rain Falls For Days Without End 1/21/2013
2726. On This Amazing Continent 1/23/2013
2727. Epitaph Of A Tyrant 1/23/2013
2728. During The Years That I Have Lived In South Africa 1/23/2013
2729. You Are Present In Each Deep Thought (Hymnal Octave) 1/23/2013
2730. To Me You Are Really Quite Fair (Hymnal Octave) 1/23/2013
2731. Migrating Birds [2] 1/25/2013
2732. When Waves Sweep Out And Break 1/25/2013
2733. The Shadows Of The Afternoon Are Drawing Long Lines 1/25/2013
2734. Migrating Birds 1/25/2013
2735. When Darkness Comes 1/25/2013
2736. While Picking A Rose 1/28/2013
2737. Outside The Wind Did Blow 1/28/2013
2738. On The Veranda The Evening Did Suddenly Come 1/28/2013
2739. The Warning 1/28/2013
2740. Awakening [3] 1/28/2013
2741. Daybreak [4] 1/28/2013
2742. Like A The Tree-Toed Demon 2/1/2013
2743. Rapture 2/3/2013
2744. Behind Your Green-Brown Eyes 2/3/2013
2745. You Turn My Heart Into A Muddle 2/3/2013
2746. Today I Stood At My Father's Grave In The Rain 2/4/2013
2747. Funerals 2/4/2013
2748. Funerals [2] 2/4/2013
2749. Hospitals 2/6/2013
2750. Patient 2/6/2013
2751. To Silence 2/6/2013
2752. As The Sun Rises 2/7/2013
2753. In A Way I Know You Well 2/7/2013
2754. When You Stop Your Last Kiss 2/7/2013
2755. Sometimes I Want To Flee From Abstract Things Like Love 2/11/2013
2756. Near Helderberg Hill 2/11/2013
2757. Near Helderberg Hill [1] 2/11/2013
2758. If Ever I Can Travel On The Road 2/11/2013
2759. How Do I Wish To Go Home (Wordsworth Sonnet) 2/11/2013
2760. I Had Noticed Suddenly 2/13/2013

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.

    4 person liked.
    1 person did not like.
  • 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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

[Report Error]