Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3641. When First She Came Into My Sight 5/18/2015
3642. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
3643. Lord, Teach Me 5/31/2015
3644. I Looked Into The Mother-Night 6/2/2015
3645. People Say 6/3/2015
3646. Sincere And True Love (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrain) 6/3/2015
3647. When The Day At Twilight Dies 6/5/2015
3648. At Birth We Come Into This Life Alone (Rubiyat / Persian Quatrain) 6/8/2015
3649. There In The Dwaika 6/8/2015
3650. I Have Witnessed Lightning 6/9/2015
3651. I Wonder Why Each Woman 6/11/2015
3652. My Lord Is The Ruler Of The Whole Universe (Roundel Prime) 6/12/2015
3653. I Want To Love You Much Deeper 6/14/2015
3654. Like A Cat You Lay Curled Up Against Me 6/15/2015
3655. When We Find Each Other In A Matchless Way 6/16/2015
3656. Cherishing 6/16/2015
3657. A Large Golden Moon 6/30/2015
3658. At Twilight When The Sun Dips Beyond The Nearest Hill (Rubiyat/ Persian Sonnet) 7/2/2015
3659. Accounting 7/3/2015
3660. No One Can Remove 7/6/2015
3661. I Sing The Song Of The Body Electric 7/6/2015
3662. That You Are Lovely 7/8/2015
3663. Working Man 7/8/2015
3664. At The Victoria Falls 7/9/2015
3665. That There Is A Time Of Rest For All Things (Sonnet) 7/10/2015
3666. About The Name Of God Being Used 7/13/2015
3667. Prayer Of The Bones Ii 8/4/2015
3668. The Hadeda-Ibises 8/4/2015
3669. In My Thoughts You Keep Unfolding 8/5/2015
3670. If I My God (Persian / Rubiyat Sonnet) 8/6/2015
3671. When I Did Search For The Meaning Of The Word Love 8/7/2015
3672. The Hands 8/10/2015
3673. The Wind Blew On The Beach 8/11/2015
3674. Prayer Of The Bones Iii 8/12/2015
3675. The Holy Bible Asks 8/13/2015
3676. Weekly Calendar (Sonnet) 8/13/2015
3677. Weekly Calendar (Sonnet) 1 8/13/2015
3678. I Do Fear That All Love Does Come To An End 8/14/2015
3679. Just The Two Of Us 8/16/2015
3680. When I Do Think Of You 8/18/2015

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)

At Baalbek

(in answer to Totius, in answer to Dolf van Niekerk)

Against the crumbling six pillars stand sky-high
even at this utterly heathen sun-worshiping place,
where the colonnades do stand alone at Baalbek
I look at the bow of a Jupiter-arch
and totally desolate everything lies for the eye,
where an earthquake in 1759 brought destruction,
the extent of this place jumps into my mind

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