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Name: Gert Strydom
Website: www.poetfreak.com/poet/GertStrydom
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Articles written: 60

 About Self
Gert Strydom was born in 1964 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He matriculated at Estcourt High School after which he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree (B.B.A.) at Andrews University (Berrien Springs, Michigan, U.S.A.) and apart from being a poet and writer he is an accountant by profession. He was called up for compulsory national service in the South African defence force (SADF) for a period of two years during the time of the South African border / bush war and while following his profession was called up for several compulsory camps for several months as a member of the South African Citizen’s force and did partake in the National Colours Parade and in exercise Excalibur. His predilection for poetry was stimulated by his late father who read Afrikaans poetry aloud at times, as part of his postgraduate studies at the University of South Africa. While living in Pretoria he attended the poetry writing school at the House of Afrikaans Poetry under mentorship of Prof. Ian Raper, where the other poets especially Ian Raper, Rosa Smit, Mandi Engelbrecht, André (Francois) Viljoen, Luchie Möller, Karlien van der Merwe and Jan Lourens had a great influence on the sharpening of his abilities. © Copyright: Gert Strydom for all poems displayed on these web pages (Under South African law copyright exists for forty years from the date of publication.)
Article Archives
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12/23/14 Tonight the sky is cloudless and clear 7 Not For Sale
12/09/14 My Lord the day is breaking (Rubliw) 36 Not For Sale
12/09/14 Sometimes I do pray (Rubliw) 37 Not For Sale
12/07/14 To have the power to hurt 35 Not For Sale
12/03/14 Dear Lord, when I do pray (Rubliw) 46 Not For Sale
12/03/14 Dear God (Rubliw) 34 Not For Sale
12/03/14 Dear Lord, at times pain does fill my mind (Rubliw) 40 Not For Sale
12/01/14 When the last tears are spent 45 Not For Sale
11/25/14 Jeopardy (Rubliw) 48 Not For Sale
11/16/14 King David 38 Not For Sale
11/09/14 Peter and John at the temple gate 30 Not For Sale
11/05/14 When my whole world was falling apart 40 Not For Sale
10/29/14 The coming of the Messiah 55 Not For Sale
10/19/14 The bee-box 43 Not For Sale
10/16/14 Throughout my life I am trying to know God 50 Not For Sale
10/15/14 When death’s fingers do me touch 56 Not For Sale
10/13/14 The soft brown earth lies under me 59 Not For Sale
10/12/14 While the year does skeleton 56 Not For Sale
10/10/14 When as a child 64 Not For Sale
09/30/14 The curving world’s edge (Passion Sonnet) 42 Not For Sale
09/22/14 Absalom 38 Not For Sale
09/22/14 Long before my birth (cavatina) 41 Not For Sale
09/11/14 The wish to live on (cavatina sequence) 39 Not For Sale
08/19/14 Salome (Rubiyat sonnet) 45 Not For Sale
08/18/14 If I have to think God to be female (Sicilian septet) 45 Not For Sale
08/14/14 In the tempests of the world (stave stanza sestets) 46 Not For Sale
08/13/14 The world displays God’s great glory (septilla / Spanish septet) 52 Not For Sale
08/12/14 Going to church (septilla / Spanish septet) 76 Not For Sale
08/11/14 Life is not what it seem 47 Not For Sale
08/10/14 The tar road lays open 71 Not For Sale
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