Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3001. When We Did Meet (Sonnetina Tre) 7/1/2013
3002. Fatherland [2] 7/2/2013
3003. Interests That Lack Potential Anguish 7/2/2013
3004. At Times You Do Astound Me (In Answer To Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013
3005. Red-Blonde Your Hair Gleams And They Are Delicate 7/3/2013
3006. My Stupid Fingers Write Words To You 7/4/2013
3007. What A Big Friend I Have In Fw 7/5/2013
3008. A Painting 7/8/2013
3009. A Painting In A Shop 7/8/2013
3010. The Fairy 7/8/2013
3011. Love Has Begun (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3012. The Hunger In My Heart (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3013. Tonight The Silence Caries Its Soft Message (Cavatina) 7/9/2013
3014. Lovely To His Eyes 7/10/2013
3015. Evanescence 7/11/2013
3016. South Africa Is Also My Country [2] 6/27/2013
3017. And This Is How It’s In The New South Africa: 6/27/2013
3018. I Am Lost In Another Country, Maybe On Another Planet 6/27/2013
3019. Its Presence Was Here With A Faint Glow (English Sestet) 6/28/2013
3020. Last Night You Had Heard My Screams (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
3021. When Time Does Bring Me Nearer 7/11/2013
3022. If This Is Not How Love Is 7/12/2013
3023. The Sparkle In Your Smile (Elizabethan Ditty) 7/12/2013
3024. My Words Keep On Wandering 7/12/2013
3025. In The Winter Morning Mist 7/15/2013
3026. When Butterflies 7/15/2013
3027. On A Girl That I Did Meet (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
3028. Stealing A Kiss (Novelinee) 7/16/2013
3029. A Women With Her Own Ways And Own Will (Collins Sestets) 7/16/2013
3030. The Coming Of The Rain 7/17/2013
3031. There Is A Mystery In The Intricate Way That Nature Works 7/17/2013
3032. The First Summer Rain 7/17/2013
3033. The Rainbow 7/17/2013
3034. At Times I Think Of That Summer (Cavatina) 7/18/2013
3035. There Is A Time 7/18/2013
3036. Lily Of The Valley (Novelinee) 7/19/2013
3037. The Queen Of The Namib 7/19/2013
3038. There Is Something Special In What Life Is 7/19/2013
3039. The Queen Of The Namib [1] 7/19/2013
3040. Onslaught 7/22/2013

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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