Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3681. A Modern Bible Story [2] 9/4/2015
3682. Small Blonde Curly Head 9/7/2015
3683. Time Finds Wings (A Reply To Edward Thomas) 9/7/2015
3684. Twilight 9/7/2015
3685. The Statue Of Uncle Paul 9/9/2015
3686. When I Heard The Learned Professor 9/10/2015
3687. Words (In Answer To Vincent Oliphant) 9/10/2015
3688. Words (2) 9/10/2015
3689. Jesus Christ 9/10/2015
3690. When You Did Come 9/13/2015
3691. When Your Eyes Glow Like Two Suns 9/15/2015
3692. When The Lightning Bolts Of Life 9/15/2015
3693. In Three Weeks A Great Change Has Come 9/17/2015
3694. There Is A Kind Of Light In My Darling’s Eyes 9/17/2015
3695. On This Early Summer Evening 9/20/2015
3696. Tonight When You Did Come Lie Down Next To Me 9/22/2015
3697. When I Do Comprehend (Sonnet) 4/5/2015
3698. Anne, At The Window 4/7/2015
3699. If You Remember Me 4/7/2015
3700. Poem On Honeymoon (Sonnet) 4/9/2015
3701. Anna Akhmatova 4/12/2015
3702. Though The Night Passes Too Soon 4/13/2015
3703. I Do Like Appreciation 4/14/2015
3704. Little Princess In A Glass Box (Sonnet) 4/16/2015
3705. Tonight 4/17/2015
3706. Come Live With Me 1 4/19/2015
3707. The Visiting Prince (Italian Sonnet) 5/12/2015
3708. There Is A Limit Set 5/12/2015
3709. We Wait For Something 10/5/2015
3710. At Peril 10/5/2015
3711. You Are The One [3] 10/6/2015
3712. The Joy Of Spring Is Everywhere 10/7/2015
3713. There Is Something To Summer Nights 10/7/2015
3714. When The Roses Are Flowering Bloody Red In The Garden 10/9/2015
3715. Test Pilot 10/12/2015
3716. A Conductor (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 10/12/2015
3717. There Is A Time When Night Sneaks In 10/19/2015
3718. The Fallen Cuban Soldier [2] 11/1/2015
3719. With Self Contempt I Stand In The Veldt [1] 11/2/2015
3720. My Small Jack Russell Dog 11/3/2015

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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