Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 20,189 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3761. The Old Guitar (Cavatina) 7/5/2016
3762. The Gardener 7/6/2016
3763. The Peach Tree 7/7/2016
3764. At Times We Are Only Set On Passing (American Sonnet) (1) 7/8/2016
3765. Respite 7/10/2016
3766. Divorce 7/11/2016
3767. Divorce Ii (Cavatina) 7/12/2016
3768. Divorce Iii 7/12/2016
3769. Divorce Iv (Espinela) 7/12/2016
3770. Divorce V 7/12/2016
3771. The Sun Hangs Orange Red 7/13/2016
3772. Mirror Image [2] 7/14/2016
3773. Morning {2} 7/15/2016
3774. Sad Tidings 7/17/2016
3775. My Dear Loving God 7/18/2016
3776. You Must Not Show Any Fear 7/19/2016
3777. This Morning The Sky Glitters Blue 7/20/2016
3778. Warriors Of The Civil Service 7/21/2016
3779. Come To My Flower Garden 7/21/2016
3780. Where Star Systems Do Disappear In The Nought (Sonnet) 7/22/2016
3781. The Beach, The Morning 7/24/2016
3782. A Strange Dream (Triolet) 7/25/2016
3783. At 52 The Nuts Of My Country Are Stripped 7/25/2016
3784. At 52 The Nuts Of My Country Are Stripped [2} 7/25/2016
3785. I Yearn For The Secrets Of Nature (Sonnet) 7/26/2016
3786. Holiday {2} 7/27/2016
3787. Unknowing We May Be Living In A War Zone 7/28/2016
3788. There Are People [2] 7/28/2016
3789. Just For A Moment It Is There 7/29/2016
3790. In The Garden (Abecedarium) 8/1/2016
3791. Your Walking Away Is Measured In Watt 8/1/2016
3792. The Temptation Of Being Near To Her 8/2/2016
3793. For Now And For Always 8/3/2016
3794. Song Of Songs [1] 8/5/2016
3795. A Husband's Love Song 8/6/2016
3796. Full Moon [1] 8/7/2016
3797. The Love That I In My Heart Do Find 8/8/2016
3798. Part Of 8/9/2016
3799. I Stand Upon A Rocky Shore (Triolet) 8/10/2016
3800. Where I Stand Full Of Wonder (Rondeau) 8/10/2016

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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