Poetry by Brenda

Through several conversations on different blogs, I decided to start my own page featuring poetry – specifically my own and that of my first wife. This will be quite a huge project overall, because there are several hundred poems to type.

I must point out that my first wife’s poetry is protected by registered copyright and permission is not granted to share, distribute, or re-post without my expressed permission, or where a specific poem has already been published through another source. Since her death in 2001, I am the owner of her copyrighted work, and it’s taken me this long to make the decision to share it to the world in this manner. I ask that you, readers of this blog, respect her memory and integrity.

During her life (1940-2001), she wrote under three names: Brenda Hopper, Brenda Bischoff, and Brenda Grant. Hopper was her maiden name, Bischoff was the name of her first husband, and Grant is my name. For simplicity, I will “sign” each poem with just “Brenda.” Understanding her life, through her poetry, you might come to understand why I do this.

The collective name of her works is “The Windows of My Soul.”

Broken Heart (#1), The Clock of Life (#2)

My Love for You (#3)

Spring (#4), Race (#5), The Gentleman (#6)

Christmas Tree (#7), Christmas Bells (#8)

God’s Amazing World (#9), Male and Female (#10)

Need (#11), Excuses! (#12)

Someday (#13), Something Above Love (#14), False Friendship (#15)

The Shimmerings of Truth (#16), A Wife’s Lament (#17)

Wonder (#18), My Wish for You (#19)

Awe (#20), My Life and My Soul (#21), Babysitter for God (#22)

Love on a Different Plane (#23), Tenderness (#24)

Perhaps (#25), The Essence (#26), The Windowpanes of Us (#27)

Winds of Fire (#28), Love Returned (#29)

Did You Ever Die of an Itch? (#30)

I Have Learned (#31), Do You Know? (#32), A Little Love (#33)

My Drummer (#34), I Have Just Seen (#35)

I Love You (#36), Poetry So Fair (#37), Ageless Am I (#38)

What Can I Say? (#39), Passion (#40), The Other Day (#41)

Then Know (#42), Will You Always Be There? (#43)

(#44 is not included as it contains the names of her children.)

I Gave My All (#45)

The Echoes of Loneliness (#46), My Prayer (#47)

My Miracle (#48), Karma (#49)

The Healer (#50), The Golden Path of Light (#51)

It is Better (#52), Hell (#53)

The Road to Peace (#54), Generation Gap (#55)

The Inner Mirror (#56), A Song on the Winds of Time (#57)

The Faith of Mankind (#58), Aura (#59)

The Star of Christmas (#60), The Children of My Mind (#61)

Empty Friendship (#62)

Through Friendship’s Tie (#63)

The Musician (#64), By Him Above (#65)

The Beauty of the Night (#66), The Daisies (#67), Bear With Me (#68)

When the Moon is Full (#69)

An Encounter with Truth (#70)

No Regrets (#71)

This Miracle (#72)

How Do You Say (#73)

The House Within My Soul (#74)

Listen (#75)

Joy (#76)

The Gift of Love (#77)

What Now, Lord? (#78)

Despair (#79)

To My (ex) Husband (#80)

When the Bell Tolls (#81)

Nursery Rhyme (#82)

That Love Would Come (#83)

The Sound of Moonbeams (#84)

Come and Stand By Me (#85)

Another David (#86)

I Say to You (#87)

Attempt (#88)

Union (#89)

Nostalgia (#90)

Did You? (#91)

The Sun (#92)

Gillyflower (#93)

Count Me Out (#94)

For the Greater Glory of God (#95)

Vacuum (#96)

Accept (#97)

We Are One (#98)

With Apologies to Bobby Burns (#99)

Loss/Yet (#100)

Tornado (#101)

God Is (#102)

Peace (#103)

Live Long (#104)

As the Winter Must Feel (#105)

Life (#106)

Yearning (#107)

Come With Me (#108)

The Gypsy Violin (#109)

You Who Are (#110)

The Manger (#111)

The Miracle of Christmas (#112)

The Message (#113)

one, two, three, four (#114)

Thoughts (#115)

The First Truth (#116)

I’d Rather Know (#117)

A Season ~ A Time (#118)

What One Must (#119)

I am Diana (#120)

Unbounded Soul (#121)

Sword of Fire (#122)

Prophesy (#123)

The Rose (#124)

I Dream a Dream (#125)

Dream Moon (#126)

Eternity is Tonight (#127)

The Blessing (#128)

Morning Prayer (#129)

Interruptions (#130)

Unity (#131)

I Walk in Glory (#132)

The Gift (#133)

 

 

 

 

 

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