Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 23,038 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3481. The Destruction Of Sodom (Tennyson-Turner Sonnet) 7/21/2014
3482. On The Quay I Am Alone 7/21/2014
3483. In The Middle Of The Week You Did Come To Me 7/22/2014
3484. How Many Times 7/22/2014
3485. Evening Conversation 7/23/2014
3486. Inferno 7/23/2014
3487. With A Glance On Cuito Cuanavale 7/23/2014
3488. During The Night I Am Travelling To You 7/24/2014
3489. Naboth's Vineyard 7/24/2014
3490. We Sit On A Balcony 7/31/2014
3491. Love Keeps Flowering And Sometimes 7/31/2014
3492. Almost Timeless 8/1/2014
3493. She Broke In To Me 8/1/2014
3494. There Are Rays Falling Through The Window 8/4/2014
3495. There Were Sparks In Both Of Your Golden-Brown Eyes 8/4/2014
3496. The Sky Is Dull Blue 8/5/2014
3497. The Coming Of The First Spring Rain 8/5/2014
3498. Maybe I Am Now Dreaming 8/5/2014
3499. During Midday 8/6/2014
3500. Fulfilment 8/6/2014
3501. Hazy The New Summer Day Does Hang 8/6/2014
3502. As When In Silent Secrecy 8/6/2014
3503. A Poem On Honeymoon 8/7/2014
3504. Grey Falcon 8/7/2014
3505. O Captain! My Captain! 8/8/2014
3506. When The Moon Hangs Yellow-Gold 6/12/2014
3507. It's Silent Right Through The House At Daybreak 6/12/2014
3508. I Am Searching For A Beautiful Little Cottage At The Ocean 6/12/2014
3509. Metallurgy 7/25/2014
3510. She Brings Me The Greatest Kind Of Delight (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 7/25/2014
3511. Love Is Far More Than Just Lust Or Desire (Novelinee) 7/28/2014
3512. Eagerly I Want To Go With You 7/28/2014
3513. In The Garden 7/29/2014
3514. In The Garden [2] 7/29/2014
3515. It Is Two Days More (Novelinee) 8/11/2014
3516. Enchantment 8/12/2014
3517. Life Is Not What It Seem 8/12/2014
3518. From The Blue Sky Falls A Small Dragonfly (Novelinee) 8/12/2014
3519. The World Displays God's Great Glory (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 8/14/2014
3520. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014

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)

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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