Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3321. When The Midday Sun Falls Over Me Fiercely 3/26/2014
3322. With The Late Afternoon Sun 3/27/2014
3323. With The Late Afternoon Sun [2] 3/27/2014
3324. Before Sunrise I Lay Sleeping Peacefully 3/28/2014
3325. Constantly I Do Realize 3/31/2014
3326. The Plain Becomes Disorderly 4/1/2014
3327. Prints (Cavatina) 4/2/2014
3328. Dim But Profound 4/3/2014
3329. Near Heidelberg 4/4/2014
3330. With The Setting Sun 4/17/2014
3331. When My Eyes Do Not Remember The Gazes In Yours 4/22/2014
3332. The Temptations [1] 4/23/2014
3333. From Sad Experience I Do Know (English Ballade) 4/23/2014
3334. When He Hanged Crucified 4/23/2014
3335. My Lord 4/24/2014
3336. Even When Darkness Is Around Me 4/25/2014
3337. Lord, Here Where I Stand On My Knees 4/28/2014
3338. There Are Times That I Do Not Notice You 4/29/2014
3339. I Am Not The Person 4/30/2014
3340. When The Morning Peeps Shyly Through The Window 4/30/2014
3341. My Lord, You Do Know My Circumstances 5/1/2014
3342. If You Take Any Love / Lover That You May 5/1/2014
3343. All Of My Words And Thoughts 5/2/2014
3344. Love Is [2] 5/2/2014
3345. So Lovely On That Morn (Balassi Stanza) 5/5/2014
3346. Sometimes Its If My Best Friends 5/5/2014
3347. Now That I Know The Smell Of Your Skin 5/6/2014
3348. So Many Times That I Talk With You 5/6/2014
3349. Even When I Do Not Comprehend 5/8/2014
3350. Outside The Rain Sieves Down All Of This Winter 5/8/2014
3351. The Light In The Room Is Still Grey 5/9/2014
3352. My Lord, When I Look At The World Around Me 5/9/2014
3353. To Get Old Is A Kind Of Art 3/12/2014
3354. At Times (English Sonnet] 3/14/2014
3355. Sometimes The Things I Do (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 4/8/2014
3356. In Each Raindrop There Is A Kind Of Magic (Enclosed Triplet) 4/10/2014
3357. Like Some Roots Anchoring The Same Big Tree (Envelope Couplet Sestet) 4/11/2014
3358. Mother, Far Too Quickly The Days Are Running Past 5/9/2014
3359. My Lord, Sometimes I Do Forget 5/12/2014
3360. As A Boy 5/12/2014

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 ...

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

Life

Do not look
for fairness in this life,
for you will not find it
as the reason to be living
and will seek it forever.

Do not live life
just as a passer by,
or you will not mind it

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