Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,751 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

2961. Hand In Hand (Cavatina) 5/24/2013
2962. Early Wnter 5/27/2013
2963. For The Last Time The Night Stretched Out Her Cloak 5/27/2013
2964. The Moment When The Sun Disappeared On Its Way 5/28/2013
2965. Of Helena She Had To Be A Descendant [1] 5/28/2013
2966. Winter Night [1] 5/29/2013
2967. My Life Passes By 5/29/2013
2968. Recklessly The Seeds Of The Pod-Tree Explode 5/29/2013
2969. I Saw The Moon Reflected On The Lake (Rondine) 5/30/2013
2970. In The Old Painting Something Was Living (Rondine) 6/3/2013
2971. In That Church I Am The Only One (Rondine) 6/3/2013
2972. There’s No Thunder’s Match Falling From The Sky (Rondine) 6/3/2013
2973. On Holiday On A Island In The Sun (Rondine) 6/5/2013
2974. I Wanted To Find More In What Love Is 6/5/2013
2975. When Your Hand Folded Around Mine 6/5/2013
2976. Hope (Decastich) 6/6/2013
2977. Threshing (Wreathed Quatrains) 6/7/2013
2978. In The Afternoon The Light Was Blinding (Rondine) 6/7/2013
2979. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
2980. Out Of The Times Of Remembering 6/10/2013
2981. Last Night I Could Have Sworn That I Heard Your Name 6/10/2013
2982. In This Cold Winter 6/11/2013
2983. Far Too Long (Villanelle) 6/11/2013
2984. During The Days Of Winter 6/11/2013
2985. When I Did Meet You (Sestina) 6/12/2013
2986. This Earth And Time Is Not Mine (Sonnet Corona) 6/13/2013
2987. On Some Clear Days Clouds Gather Dark (Sonnet Corona) 6/13/2013
2988. The Beginning Of Spring (Sonnetina Uno) 6/14/2013
2989. On Games Of Death And War (Sonnet Corona) 6/14/2013
2990. A Bee Buzzes Past In Its Flight 6/18/2013
2991. The Cape Hunt 6/18/2013
2992. Nowhere Else My Heart Can Be Found 6/19/2013
2993. Early In The Late Night 6/19/2013
2994. That Simultaneously Love Cam Be Both Full Of Pain And Pleasure (In Answer To Johann De Lange) 6/19/2013
2995. Constantly The Hour Work Ticks On Slowly 6/19/2013
2996. If We Could Bend The Hour-Work Back 6/19/2013
2997. Just For A Moment In Time Or When Mathematics Becomes Pure 6/19/2013
2998. Without You My Life Is Empty 6/21/2013
2999. I Could Not Guess [2] 6/21/2013
3000. Sometimes Your Eyes Are Dark Brown And Full Of Sunshine 6/21/2013

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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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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