Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 32,647 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

The Little House Of My Heart (Ballade) - Poem by Gert Strydom

(for Annelize, after André Letoit)

When I do look deep into your eyes
then I do truly know how love does look,
then I do want you to stay eternally with me
as to me you are wonderful and glamorous

I do want to build a small hartebeest-house for you
for when the afternoon thundershowers do come
that you can find shelter somewhere
deep in the high-veldt of my heart,

with a orchard of two peace trees,
An apricot and a plum
and then two grape vineyards
for when you do long back to the Cape,

where the antelope do roam free
and people can have long conversations,
where it feels as if God is right here with man,
where the scenery and sky is streched out and open

and plant all kinds of lilies, roses and garden-pinks
whichever plants that you so want
in the garden where our love does flourish,
garden-pots you can buy and bring if you like

from where you do live in the glorious Cape
in a palace with marble pillars
which has a beautiful view over the whole of Cape Town
that crowns you as a businesswoman,

where as a princess you do come from a mansion,
out of a place where love does constantly burn as chandeliers,
where you do know the open spaces of the deep-blue sea
the cosiness that one does find in an own family.

You are not accustomed to thunderstorms as they make you scared,
when the clouds do hang grey over the whole high-veldt above you
and to you I do want to give my humanity and love and life,
I do constantly want to catch the sunny glances and happiness with you.

[Reference:"florauna" by André Letoit.]

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Ballade

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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