Gert Strydom

Gold Star - 7,364 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

361. At Cape Point 8/24/2010
362. At Church Square He Stands 10/30/2013
363. At Dusk 9/23/2013
364. At Dusk 2 12/5/2015
365. At Dusk The Old Zinc Roof Creaks 6/9/2011
366. At Dusk When The Weavers Rollicked In The Back Yard 7/3/2014
367. At False Bay (Persian / Rubiyat Quatrains) 5/19/2015
368. At Grass 8/13/2012
369. At Headquarters 1/2/2012
370. At Heart (Sicilian Septet) 8/14/2014
371. At Home You Are Already Asleep, 3/1/2013
372. At Hout Bay The Fishing Trawler Sails Out 12/23/2010
373. At Houtbay Beach 4/15/2010
374. At Lambert's Bay The Fishing Trawlers Sail Out 3/21/2012
375. At Magnolia Dale 1/18/2011
376. At Margate Beach (Cavatina) 7/25/2013
377. At My Second Job 7/11/2009
378. At Night Sometimes, Sweet Voices I Hear (Terzanelle) 9/9/2010
379. At Night The Fragrances 10/10/2014
380. At Night The Mind Plays Its Tricks 12/19/2015
381. At Night When The Day Puts On Its Dark Cloak 4/25/2013
382. At Night When The Stars Flower In Bunches 1/28/2014
383. At Peril 10/5/2015
384. At Sea Point (Stave Stanza Sestets) 11/30/2012
385. At Seven (Cavatina Sequence) (In Answer To Archibald Macleish) 3/7/2012
386. At Springs 4/14/2010
387. At The Beginning Of A New Life 5/16/2011
388. At The Beginning Of Spring 9/4/2010
389. At The Beginning Of Winter 7/7/2014
390. At The Blue Pool 12/23/2009
391. At The British Motor Show 8/12/2010
392. At The Cross Road 6/11/2009
393. At The Dark Hour 10/15/2010
394. At The First Sign Of Early Morning Light (Sicilian Septet) 2/17/2012
395. At The Forest Path 3/5/2015
396. At The Fountain In The Ranges 6/22/2009
397. At The Front Gate (Rondelet) 1/13/2012
398. At The Graveyard (In Answer To T.T. Cloete) 7/19/2012
399. At The Hunting Lodge 4/7/2011
400. At The Marsh 7/15/2013
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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