Gert Strydom

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

Gert Strydom Poems

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

Read the full of Invictus (A Reply To William Ernest Henley)

It's A Rainy Day

It's a cold, cloudy rainy morning
with the street outside lonely
while I am dressing,
twilight moves to day
and in this spring it feels
as if winter have not yet left
and outside everything is as empty
as the feelings in my heart
and although I know true love do exist

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