Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

3921. Where The Rainbow Ends 9/20/2016
3922. Stars Fall From Heaven 9/20/2016
3923. The Stars Had Been Blotted Out 9/20/2016
3924. Surface Of The Earth 9/21/2016
3925. A Star Did Fall Out Of The Heaven 9/21/2016
3926. On A Day God Will Take Account 9/23/2016
3927. Part Of You 9/24/2016
3928. I Do Remember A Day 9/24/2016
3929. I Saw Some Refugees That Were Fleeing (Rondel) 9/25/2016
3930. Under The Jolly Roger (Roundel) 9/25/2016
3931. That Night There Was No Rest In The Forest (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 9/26/2016
3932. The World Displays God's Great Glory (Septilla / Spanish Septet) [1] 9/26/2016
3933. Salome Dances 9/26/2016
3934. When Your Country Asks You To Pay A Prize (Terzanelle) 9/26/2016
3935. With No Disguise (Rondelet) 9/27/2016
3936. Watering Flowers (Septilla / Spanish Septet) 9/27/2016
3937. Far Too Quickly The Years Together Had Gone (Envelope Couplet Sestets) 9/28/2016
3938. In The Tempests Of The World (Stave Stanza Sestets) [1] 9/28/2016
3939. The Origin 9/28/2016
3940. A View Upon The World (Hybridanelle) 9/28/2016
3941. Our Time Is Measured Out Fleetingly 9/29/2016
3942. When Lightning Bolts Do Fall On My Day Upon Day (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
3943. Mother (Sonnet) 9/29/2016
3944. To Mother 9/29/2016
3945. Mom 9/29/2016
3946. I Do Not Pity (Cavatina) 10/1/2016
3947. You Do Know 10/1/2016
3948. When I Behold The White And Dark Thunder Clouds (Sonnet) 10/2/2016
3949. How Long My Lord 10/3/2016
3950. In Heaven Exalted Angels Are Awestruck 10/3/2016
3951. Why I Want To Be A Real Poet 10/3/2016
3952. When Every Thing Is Only White Before My Eyes 10/4/2016
3953. Even When The Logic 10/4/2016
3954. All Of My Senses Have An Awakening (Sonnet) 10/5/2016
3955. When I Stand With My Little Knowledge 10/5/2016
3956. When Moments Do Draw Out Long 10/5/2016
3957. Rites Of Passage 10/6/2016
3958. When I Sometimes Stand On My Knees 10/7/2016
3959. Here On This Planet 10/8/2016
3960. I Wish That With Tokens Of Love My Words Could Glow 10/8/2016

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 ...

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One Morning I Saw A Man

One morning I saw a man
who looked at me
with red eyes
and his beard,
was unshaven and grew
rough and untamed.

The man looked familiar
and in the look in his eyes,

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