Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 25,424 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3241. Some Mornings [2] 10/4/2013
3242. There Is A Know Cosiness 10/4/2013
3243. Some Mornings 10/4/2013
3244. Walking On The Riverbank 10/7/2013
3245. Sometimes Your Eyes Do Catch Mine 10/8/2013
3246. Outside A Wild Wind Is Blowing [2] 10/8/2013
3247. Outside A Wild Wind Is Blowing 10/8/2013
3248. You Sit Under A Hot Eiderdown On The Couch 4/12/2013
3249. The Forsaking (Canzonetta) 10/9/2013
3250. Right Through The Night 11/7/2013
3251. Just Before Twilight 11/11/2013
3252. Late In The Afternoon 11/11/2013
3253. Suddenly The Day Fades To Twilight 11/11/2013
3254. In Mere Moments 11/11/2013
3255. When My Darling Comes To Me 11/12/2013
3256. Deeply Astounding Things (Cavatina Sequence) 11/12/2013
3257. When I First Saw You (Cavatina) 11/14/2013
3258. I Remember You In The White Hot Sun 11/14/2013
3259. When You Did Tell Me 11/15/2013
3260. I Became Aware 11/15/2013
3261. Early Childhood 11/18/2013
3262. I Have Seen Men 11/18/2013
3263. In A Place With A Bit Of Sun 11/18/2013
3264. While The Days Do Run On 11/18/2013
3265. The Ocean (Cavatina) 11/20/2013
3266. While The Day Is Cheery, Sunlit And Bright (Cavatina) 11/20/2013
3267. At Times To Me You Are Lovely 11/20/2013
3268. My Darling Has Got Tiger-Eyes 11/20/2013
3269. Wolraad Woltemade Appears 11/21/2013
3270. Dear Lord [2] 11/25/2013
3271. Sabbath Of A Unemployed Man 11/25/2013
3272. You Are A Part Of Me 11/26/2013
3273. While The Night Takes Of Her Nightdress 11/26/2013
3274. Nerves Of Steel 11/26/2013
3275. Who Knows Fireworks? 11/26/2013
3276. Night 11/27/2013
3277. Performing Magic With Words 11/4/2013
3278. There Is Something Earthly About You 11/4/2013
3279. Time Came To A Halt 11/4/2013
3280. If Words Could 11/4/2013

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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