Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,107 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2761. If Ever I Can Travel On The Road 2/11/2013
2762. How Do I Wish To Go Home (Wordsworth Sonnet) 2/11/2013
2763. I Had Noticed Suddenly 2/13/2013
2764. A Walk On An Island Beach (Novelinee) 2/13/2013
2765. When All Of Life Comes Together As Genuine And True 2/13/2013
2766. Three Kisses (Novelinee) 2/14/2013
2767. The Time Has Rushed By [1] 2/15/2013
2768. The Time Has Rushed By, Love 2/15/2013
2769. The Time Has Rushed By [3] 2/15/2013
2770. Give Big Power 2/17/2013
2771. Winged Arrow 2/17/2013
2772. I Am No Nietzsche Follower 2/17/2013
2773. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 2/19/2013
2774. In The Yellow-Brown Grass 2/19/2013
2775. Resting On A Very High Cliff Ledge (Septilla / Spanish Septet) [1] 2/19/2013
2776. In The Yellow-Brown Grass [2] 2/19/2013
2777. Like A The Tree-Toed Demon 2/1/2013
2778. Rapture 2/3/2013
2779. Behind Your Green-Brown Eyes 2/3/2013
2780. You Turn My Heart Into A Muddle 2/3/2013
2781. Today I Stood At My Father's Grave In The Rain 2/4/2013
2782. Funerals 2/4/2013
2783. Funerals [2] 2/4/2013
2784. Daily The Sands Of Time To The End Do Run 2/20/2013
2785. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) 2/20/2013
2786. The Coming Of Spring (Enclosed Triplet) [1] 2/20/2013
2787. If Everything That I Do Dream 2/21/2013
2788. When Your Eyes Did Suddenly Leave Mine 2/21/2013
2789. Now That The Autumn Sun 2/21/2013
2790. Individuals 2/25/2013
2791. Individuals [2] 2/25/2013
2792. In The Rain Forest We Were Blinded By The Spray 2/25/2013
2793. The Kite 2/25/2013
2794. Those Who Drowned 2/25/2013
2795. Mary Magdalene As A Accused 2/25/2013
2796. Surety 2/26/2013
2797. When I Met You 2/26/2013
2798. You Stand Watering The Roses 2/26/2013
2799. The Totals Of Life 2/27/2013
2800. How To Write A Psalm 2/27/2013

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.

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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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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