Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3281. Infatuation 1/10/2014
3282. Darling, When You Were With Me 1/13/2014
3283. At Birth 1/15/2014
3284. The Drop 1/15/2014
3285. In Some Ways (Italian Sonnet) 1/17/2014
3286. On A Sunday Afternoon 1/19/2014
3287. We Strive In All (Cavatina) 1/20/2014
3288. Our Meeting Was 1/23/2014
3289. Although All Humans Are Ephemeral (Cavatina) 1/23/2014
3290. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
3291. Glowing I Lie Against Your Body 1/28/2014
3292. Sometimes During The Hours Of Darkness 1/30/2014
3293. I Will Go To My Wife 1/30/2014
3294. I See God In The Morning 1/30/2014
3295. When At The Beginning Of Time 2/3/2014
3296. As A Poet 2/4/2014
3297. It Is Said [1] 2/6/2014
3298. It Is Said [2] 2/6/2014
3299. There Are Things Of You 2/7/2014
3300. It Seems That Everything That Is Good And True Does Not Last, 2/10/2014
3301. It Is Love 2/10/2014
3302. You Are Wonderful 2/24/2014
3303. Far In The Distance A Church Bell Rings 2/24/2014
3304. Maybe 2/25/2014
3305. A Poem On My Darling’s Birthday 2/25/2014
3306. I Just Want To 3/18/2014
3307. A Day On The Beach 3/19/2014
3308. When To Me You Did Come 3/20/2014
3309. Love Cannot Be Hidden (Novelinee) 3/21/2014
3310. Two Lovers Met Secretly In The Spring (Collins Sestets) 3/24/2014
3311. Intensely I Do Love You 3/25/2014
3312. When The Midday Sun Falls Over Me Fiercely 3/26/2014
3313. With The Late Afternoon Sun 3/27/2014
3314. With The Late Afternoon Sun [2] 3/27/2014
3315. Before Sunrise I Lay Sleeping Peacefully 3/28/2014
3316. Constantly I Do Realize 3/31/2014
3317. The Plain Becomes Disorderly 4/1/2014
3318. Prints (Cavatina) 4/2/2014
3319. Dim But Profound 4/3/2014
3320. Near Heidelberg 4/4/2014

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 ...

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Under A African Sky

The sun burns furious
and the harsh reality,
of a live in the semi desert
of the Kalahari
is set in my mind.

There are some bushes
growing in this arid land,
with red sand

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