Gert Strydom

Veteran Poet - 1,498 Points (03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Gert Strydom Poems

3801. Ballade of the hours of darkness 7/10/2014
3802. Ballade Of The Headless Man 9/29/2011
3803. Ballade of the guard commander 1/6/2011
3804. Ballade of the entrepreneur 1/6/2011
3805. Back in the hazy horizon of the ancient beginning 2/4/2015
3806. Babylon 10/28/2009
3807. Axis 11/28/2010
3808. Away into the wide world 3/23/2010
3809. Awakening storm 8/17/2010
3810. Awakening [3] 1/28/2013
3811. Awakening 11/10/2011
3812. Awaiting execution (in answer to Dikobe wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
3813. Autumn Evening 6/6/2014
3814. Autumn (In Reply To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
3815. Auntie’s curse 8/30/2010
3816. August 1968 10/26/2009
3817. Aubade 1/14/2013
3818. Attempted suicide 9/17/2010
3819. At Toni’s 10/12/2009
3820. At times you do astound me (in answer to Fanie Olivier) 7/3/2013

Leopard

Leopard, high up in a tree
your body and burning eyes I do barely see
and your camouflage makes you melt in
where you dwell untamed and free

and I wonder at the Creator's great art
that constructed you apart
from the lion, lamb and gazelle
and you presence drives fear into the heart

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