In these early months of 2023, I find myself feeling grateful for last year's blessings, as well as grieving some losses and difficulties. In focusing on the blessings, Meister Eckhart’s words from 700 years ago resonant:
“If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.”
His words, along with Freya Manfred’s poem, “Old Friends,” express my feelings today well—with Manfred’s poem being equally applicable to new and old friends. Thank you all for your support during this past, special year when my first book launched and flew with your steady help.
In addition to publishing, reading, and promoting “Winter at a Summer House,” I also wrote many new things—both poetry and prose. My list of 2022 publications is here if you'd like to check it out.
Please email me if you want to receive my periodic communication about new work, events, music and the like (mbhinescreate@gmail). And if you want to purchase "Winter," you can do that either here, on Bookshop.org (to support your local bookstore), or on Amazon.