Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 21,875 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Your Letter Is Beautiful - Poem by Gert Strydom

Your letter is beautiful
and tells about things deep in your heart
but what lies between the lines
are unnamed things
that you are saying anyway.

To eagerly I want you
here with me
and it’s as if you
cannot untie time
to make yesterday
today again.

Sometimes you email
and at times I email you
and life takes its course
and like somebody raving
I feel caught in it all

as if there’s always a goodbye
between you and I
and the letter
ends much too quickly.


Comments about Your Letter Is Beautiful by Gert Strydom

  • (7/22/2011 10:25:00 PM)


    Beautiful. Easy to relate to. Real. Your expression of the deep things felt in this situation is poignant and succint. Some writers use free-verse like an excuse for poor-quality work. You have done no such thing. Your poem is beautiful. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 3, 2010



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