Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,875 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2921. Painting [2] 5/3/2013
2922. Never Do Our Feelings Seem To Abate [1] 5/6/2013
2923. You Complain That The Dogs Of The Neighbours Keep You Awake 5/6/2013
2924. Never Do Our Feelings Seem To Abate 5/6/2013
2925. Our Intimate Joy (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 5/6/2013
2926. A News Editor Do Not Pray For Good Things 5/7/2013
2927. Now I Do Wonder Where Everything Is Going 5/7/2013
2928. It’s Night 5/8/2013
2929. Loosing Its Material Form 5/8/2013
2930. It’s Dark 5/8/2013
2931. The Bird 5/9/2013
2932. Pigeons At Dawn 5/9/2013
2933. Vulture Calls 5/9/2013
2934. As A Child I Waddled On Behind You, 5/10/2013
2935. I Know That You Love Me True 5/13/2013
2936. The Light Of Day You Are To Me 5/13/2013
2937. There Is A New World Between You And Me 5/13/2013
2938. It Was Too Dark To Notice The Flowers (Cavatina) 5/14/2013
2939. My Own True Love (Cavatina) [1] 5/14/2013
2940. My Own True Love (Cavatina) 5/14/2013
2941. Time Will Devour (Cavatina) 5/14/2013
2942. General Piet Cronje At Magersfontein (Cavatina Sequence) 5/15/2013
2943. A Struggle For Survival 5/15/2013
2944. Two Old Men Smoke Their Pipes 5/15/2013
2945. On The Street (Cavatina) 5/16/2013
2946. Johannesburg In 2013 5/16/2013
2947. Daily I See Bearded Men With Turbans 5/16/2013
2948. This Afternoon When You Meet Me Radiant 5/17/2013
2949. You Suddenly Walked Into My Life 5/17/2013
2950. While The Mist Swept In (Cavatina) 5/20/2013
2951. The Sky Is Bedecked (Cavatina) 5/20/2013
2952. I Saw A Thunderbolt Exploding 5/20/2013
2953. Falling In Sin (Cavatina) 5/21/2013
2954. Vision 5/21/2013
2955. By Their Choice (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To John Donne) 5/21/2013
2956. Chirping It Landed In The Rain (Cavatina) 5/22/2013
2957. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) 5/23/2013
2958. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence) [1] 5/23/2013
2959. A Sheer Loveliness Was Hers (Cavatina Sequence 5/23/2013
2960. Maybe We Would Have Acted Different (Cavatina) 5/24/2013

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 ...

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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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