Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3081. And This Is How It’s In The New South Africa: 6/27/2013
3082. I Am Lost In Another Country, Maybe On Another Planet 6/27/2013
3083. Its Presence Was Here With A Faint Glow (English Sestet) 6/28/2013
3084. Last Night You Had Heard My Screams (Sonnetina Tre) 6/28/2013
3085. There Is A Time 7/18/2013
3086. Lily Of The Valley (Novelinee) 7/19/2013
3087. The Queen Of The Namib 7/19/2013
3088. There Is Something Special In What Life Is 7/19/2013
3089. The Queen Of The Namib [1] 7/19/2013
3090. Onslaught 7/22/2013
3091. On God’s Holy Day I Went To Church 7/22/2013
3092. Eclipse [2] 7/22/2013
3093. I Have Found A Kind Of Pure Innocence (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3094. We Did Linger In Each Others Company (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3095. She Was Like A Girl Lost Happily (Cavatina) 7/23/2013
3096. Ensnared (Cavatina) 7/4/2013
3097. I Remember Her Fluttering (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3098. I Have Seen Some Fading Red Roses (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3099. Down At The Fen (Cavatina) 7/24/2013
3100. Sometimes I Take Your Soft Hand 7/3/2013
3101. With A View On Clifton Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3102. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3103. I Would Be Happy To Live In A Town Like This (Cavatina) [2] 7/25/2013
3104. I Would Be Happy To Live In A Town Like This (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
3105. The Depths Of Love (Cavatina) 7/26/2013
3106. With The Twinkle Of First Sight (Rubaiyat Sonnet) 7/26/2013
3107. Although We Do Live In A Dark Planet (Cavatina) (In Answer To Karl Shapiro) 7/29/2013
3108. Your Hand Is In The Rain 7/29/2013
3109. In The House Of My Father 7/29/2013
3110. We Know Violets Are Blue (Cavatina) 7/30/2013
3111. Moments Of Such Great Rapture Must Be Sin 7/30/2013
3112. With Big Brown Eyes 7/30/2013
3113. Tonight Your Eyes Sparkle (Cavatina) 7/31/2013
3114. Sometimes There Is A Small Change 7/31/2013
3115. In My Dream 7/31/2013
3116. In That Night 8/1/2013
3117. While Clouds Did Mill (Cavatina Sequence) 8/1/2013
3118. Although Our Feelings Are True (Cavatina) 8/1/2013
3119. The First Time That We Met [2] 8/15/2013
3120. She Comes In Loveliness (Strambotto Romagnuolo) 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)

Fatherland

I am no longer
from you,
because you have
discarded me.

When I was a boy
you forced me,
to go to war.

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