Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

2961. Winter Night [1] 5/29/2013
2962. My Life Passes By 5/29/2013
2963. Recklessly The Seeds Of The Pod-Tree Explode 5/29/2013
2964. I Saw The Moon Reflected On The Lake (Rondine) 5/30/2013
2965. In The Old Painting Something Was Living (Rondine) 6/3/2013
2966. In That Church I Am The Only One (Rondine) 6/3/2013
2967. There’s No Thunder’s Match Falling From The Sky (Rondine) 6/3/2013
2968. On Holiday On A Island In The Sun (Rondine) 6/5/2013
2969. I Wanted To Find More In What Love Is 6/5/2013
2970. When Your Hand Folded Around Mine 6/5/2013
2971. Hope (Decastich) 6/6/2013
2972. Threshing (Wreathed Quatrains) 6/7/2013
2973. In The Afternoon The Light Was Blinding (Rondine) 6/7/2013
2974. A Yellow And A Red Weaver Peck At Porridge On The Grass 6/10/2013
2975. Out Of The Times Of Remembering 6/10/2013
2976. Last Night I Could Have Sworn That I Heard Your Name 6/10/2013
2977. In This Cold Winter 6/11/2013
2978. Far Too Long (Villanelle) 6/11/2013
2979. During The Days Of Winter 6/11/2013
2980. When I Did Meet You (Sestina) 6/12/2013
2981. This Earth And Time Is Not Mine (Sonnet Corona) 6/13/2013
2982. On Some Clear Days Clouds Gather Dark (Sonnet Corona) 6/13/2013
2983. The Beginning Of Spring (Sonnetina Uno) 6/14/2013
2984. On Games Of Death And War (Sonnet Corona) 6/14/2013
2985. A Bee Buzzes Past In Its Flight 6/18/2013
2986. The Cape Hunt 6/18/2013
2987. Nowhere Else My Heart Can Be Found 6/19/2013
2988. Early In The Late Night 6/19/2013
2989. That Simultaneously Love Cam Be Both Full Of Pain And Pleasure (In Answer To Johann De Lange) 6/19/2013
2990. Constantly The Hour Work Ticks On Slowly 6/19/2013
2991. If We Could Bend The Hour-Work Back 6/19/2013
2992. Just For A Moment In Time Or When Mathematics Becomes Pure 6/19/2013
2993. Without You My Life Is Empty 6/21/2013
2994. I Could Not Guess [2] 6/21/2013
2995. Sometimes Your Eyes Are Dark Brown And Full Of Sunshine 6/21/2013
2996. You Walked Straight Into My Dream Last Night (Decastich) 6/6/2013
2997. I Have Often Wondered About The Men That Lead The World (Decastich) A 6/6/2013
2998. Far Too Many Places Are Now Bereft (Roundelay) 6/7/2013
2999. Measure And Paste 6/24/2013
3000. It’s Not Much Fun To Be Alone 6/25/2013

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)

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

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