Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,524 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3521. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
3522. You Had Awaken A Blazing Fire In Me (English Sonnet) 8/14/2014
3523. In The Tempests Of The World (Stave Stanza Sestets) 8/15/2014
3524. Come Joyful Sun (Novelinee) 8/18/2014
3525. While In A Loving Embrace You Touch Me (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 8/19/2014
3526. When The Early The Morning Does Begin (Cavatina) 9/8/2014
3527. Constantly I Am Astounded By Your Beauty 9/8/2014
3528. There Is A Kind Of Loneliness 9/9/2014
3529. In The Back Garden 9/9/2014
3530. I Am Really Blessed By Her Presence (Cavatina) 9/10/2014
3531. The Tikoloshe [4] 9/10/2014
3532. At Times We Are Free (Cavatina) 9/11/2014
3533. The Wish To Live On (Cavatina Sequence) 9/12/2014
3534. I Remember A Home (Cavatina) 9/12/2014
3535. The Days That Are Past 9/14/2014
3536. I Came To You 9/14/2014
3537. The Current Johannesburg 9/16/2014
3538. Albino 9/16/2014
3539. From Adam 9/16/2014
3540. I Wonder If All Men Long For A Girl… (Cavatina) 9/17/2014
3541. In The Depths Of A Grim Winter (Cavatina) 9/17/2014
3542. To A Loved One That Died 9/18/2014
3543. Poetry (Cavatina) 9/18/2014
3544. People Conceive Me (Inside - Outside Poetry) 9/22/2014
3545. How Joyfully Surprised You Made Me (Cavatina) 9/22/2014
3546. Absalom 9/22/2014
3547. Long Before My Birth (Cavatina) 9/22/2014
3548. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) 9/30/2014
3549. The Curving World's Edge (Passion Sonnet) 9/30/2014
3550. Despair 10/2/2014
3551. In Each Day's Silent Need (Italian Sonnet) 10/2/2014
3552. Precautionary Measures 10/3/2014
3553. You Sit With Your Legs Astride On Ground 10/6/2014
3554. Tonight I Try To Remember 10/6/2014
3555. The Waves Comes Rushing From The Sea 10/7/2014
3556. The Waves Comes Rushing From The Sea [1] 10/7/2014
3557. Making Tea 10/7/2014
3558. Holiday 10/8/2014
3559. Hovering 10/9/2014
3560. When As A Child 10/10/2014

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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