Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 29,802 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Beautiful Girl (A Reply To Octavio Paz) - Poem by Gert Strydom

Beautiful girl staring out of the page
of a magazine, your perfect body
is cast in lovely rounded lines

with a ravishing smile that catches the eye
of most men, how easily did you cast
your web over me, before I turned the page.

Yet I know you in touch and flesh
and have stroked your blonde hair
and at times read the sadness
hidden behind your charm

and know how you battled life
to find a way to care
when intelligence and education
couldn’t pay for raising
the two children that you love.

[References: No More Clichés by Octavio Paz.]

Comments about Beautiful Girl (A Reply To Octavio Paz) by Gert Strydom

  • Sadiqullah Khan (12/4/2009 2:20:00 AM)

    This is excellent, continuum of Octavio pAZ, brilliant work. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/4/2009 1:24:00 AM)

    Over the past month or so, I've read a few of your poems...this is my favorite. Well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 4, 2009

Poem Edited: Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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