Treasure Island

Gert Strydom

(03 April 1964 / Johannesburg, South Africa)

Poems of Gert Strydom

381. Aubade 1/14/2013
382. August 1968 10/26/2009
383. Auntie’s curse 8/30/2010
384. Autumn (In Reply To Archibald Macleish) 3/6/2012
385. Autumn Evening 6/6/2014
386. Awaiting execution (in answer to Dikobe wa Mogale) 3/15/2011
387. Awakening 11/10/2011
388. Awakening [3] 1/28/2013
389. Awakening storm 8/17/2010
390. Away into the wide world 3/23/2010
391. Axis 11/28/2010
392. Babylon 10/28/2009
393. Ballade of the entrepreneur 1/6/2011
394. Ballade of the guard commander 1/6/2011
395. Ballade Of The Headless Man 9/29/2011
396. Ballade of the hours of darkness 7/10/2014
397. Ballade of the hours of night 11/28/2012
398. Ballade of the Rose 9/30/2009
399. Banished 5/17/2010
400. Baptism of fire (in answer to Dikobe wa Mogale) 3/15/2011

No Red Rose

But once bloomed that crimson rose
which could stand with her head held high,
against life's darkest sky.

Just once did that delicate petals spread
and soft lovely fragrance scent,
before she dropped her head.

Just once the blush on your cheek,

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