Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,864 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3041. There Is A Time 7/18/2013
3042. Lily Of The Valley (Novelinee) 7/19/2013
3043. The Queen Of The Namib 7/19/2013
3044. There Is Something Special In What Life Is 7/19/2013
3045. The Queen Of The Namib [1] 7/19/2013
3046. Onslaught 7/22/2013
3047. On God’s Holy Day I Went To Church 7/22/2013
3048. Ensnared (Cavatina) 7/4/2013
3049. I Remember Her Fluttering (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3050. I Have Seen Some Fading Red Roses (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3051. Down At The Fen (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3052. Sometimes I Take Your Soft Hand 7/3/2013
3053. With A View On Clifton Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3054. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3055. I Would Be Happy To Live In A Town Like This (Cavatina) [2] 7/25/2013
3056. I Would Be Happy To Live In A Town Like This (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3057. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
3058. I Have Found A Kind Of Pure Innocence (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3059. We Did Linger In Each Others Company (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3060. She Was Like A Girl Lost Happily (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3061. The Depths Of Love (Cavatina) 7/26/2013
3062. With The Twinkle Of First Sight (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 7/26/2013
3063. Although We Do Live In A Dark Planet (Cavatina) (In Answer To Karl Shapiro) 7/29/2013
3064. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
3065. We Know Violets Are Blue (Cavatina) 7/30/2013
3066. Moments Of Such Great Rapture Must Be Sin 7/30/2013
3067. With Big Brown Eyes 7/30/2013
3068. Tonight Your Eyes Sparkle (Cavatina) 7/31/2013
3069. Sometimes There Is A Small Change 7/31/2013
3070. In That Night 8/1/2013
3071. While Clouds Did Mill (Cavatina Sequence) 8/1/2013
3072. Although Our Feelings Are True (Cavatina) 8/1/2013
3073. Whatever Is Set By My Fate (Common Measure Octave) 8/6/2013
3074. The Native Fisherman (Cavatina) 8/8/2013
3075. Roses Bloom In The Spring Sun 8/12/2013
3076. She Has A Kind Of Purity (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 8/13/2013
3077. Sometimes When The Clouds Draw Tightly Together 8/13/2013
3078. It Is As If God Is Present 8/14/2013
3079. She Has A Kind Of Charm (Strambotto Siciliano) 8/14/2013
3080. There Is A Light In Her Eyes (Strambotto Siciliano) 8/15/2013

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)

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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