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Window to Heaven
4/16/2007 8:33:09 AM

professional reviews to my book Window to Heaven



reviews by several writers



1.-Review by Dr Ernesto Kahan

Window to Heaven

The book got into my house this morning
filling the walls with its presence
opened one to one four windows
the East one to let the sun get in
the South one to get peace for tomorrow
the Feather one to write Love
and the One which is Breeze and Tolerance.
Ernesto Kahan (translated to English by M C Azcona)


Prof. Ernesto Kahan. Israeli - Argentine. Medical doctor, university
professor and poet. Vice President of the World Academy of Arts and
Culture (under the auspices of UNESCO). Professor at universities in
Argentina, Israel, Peru, Dominican Rep., Mexico, USA and Spain. Author
of more than one hundred publications (Books and articles). Poems of his
book Paxaporte" were translated to 9 languages. Compiler of the
Anthology "Los Escritores del Alba", Editorial Certeza, Spain. Selected
for the 7th, 8th 9th, 10th and 11th ed. of the book "Nueva Poesía
hispanoamericana" of Lord Byròn editors, a publication in which the
most noticeable exponents of our contemporary poetry in Spanish are
included. Universal Anthology "POESIA IBEROAMERICANA SIGLO XXI"; 4
editions of the "Stand.rt World Anthology of Contemporary Poets";
"Contemporary Poetry" in Chinese and English. Founder of the Association
of Physicians for Peace in Israel, Uruguay, Chile and Bolivia;
Vice-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear
War- IPPNW, (1985 Nobel Peace Laureate organization), President of the
Literary Group "BRASEGO". Vice President of the International Forum for
the Literature and Culture of Peace (IFLAC). In 1991 was awarded with
the Schweitzer Peace Award "for his courageous work for peace in the
Middle East", in 1996 appointed "Peace Ambassador of the Youth
of Uruguay", In 2002 was honored with the "Rector's Medal"
of University of Chile "For Dr Kahan distinguished merits and
relevant human conditions". In 2002 received the Honorary Degree of
Doctor in Literature. Awarded "Excellency in Health person of the year
2004" by the Global Organization for Excellency in Health. Vice
President Elected of the XXV World Congress of Poets, Los Angeles 2005
and the XXVI World Congress of Poets Mongolia 2006. Awarded with the
World Congress of Poets Gold Medallion for "poetic excellence ("his
imagination is engulfed existential and spiritual concerns, with
surrealistic inclinations and cosmic explorations – Kahan is a poet
without parallel") and great contribution to the Brotherhood and peace
through Poetry" 2005.





2.-Review by Guy CREQUIE

Dear Maria,

Leo had addressed your poetic collection to me and I thanked it. You
are a psychotherapist and your knowledge of the human beings and the
sufferings gives to your poetry this addition of direction qu goes
to the subsoils of our existences by the depth of the words which
reveal one lived of engagement.

You are "woman" and because they give or can give the life, the
women which begin by the words, the action and poetic art, have this
dimension to restore what there is moreover in vain and of nobler in
the human one.

You reveal as indicates it Rene CHAR, this production active of
reality in these contradictions and by you, your remarks, you
symbolize what was declamed by our national poet Louis ARAGON and our
singer Jean FERRAT: the woman is the future of the man…. and it to
be man is a challenge and an effort without end.

Your poetry is sharp, true, seizing beauty and of truth by the
energy and the love of the humanity which lie there.

You make honor with our country, the writing and more largely with
contemporary humanism.

Respectfully with you.


French Poet and writer

French representative within IFLAC (worldwide forum of literature
and art for peace)

Messenger of peace of the UNESCO manifesto 2000

Laureate of the Academy European of arts

Honorary Doctor of the worldwide Academy of culture and arts.





3.-Review by Maria Eloisa Ragozza

The writer's mission – among others – is to recover the
kidnapped word and bring it back to it' back to it's restoring

It this book María Cristina Azcona is demiourgós who poetically
communicates to us her lucid and ¿ why not ? prophetic look about the
characteristics and conceptions of the present world.

María Cristina Azcona is strictly a poet.

However, in this work , more than in any of the previous one – she
shows herself as a Social Poet. The families, the cities, the nations,
the world and humanity are her inspiration to articulate her poetic

All the same she keeps her self demand because she never leaves beauty
aside. Even when she refers to the paradox of our times, and make use of
sharpness or subtle irony ,she does so with a high degree of lyrism.

Sometimes she portraits a certain situation from the veracity of a
description in the way someone who express through drawing and painting
does, such us Silvina Ocampo and other writers.

Even in poems where reflects the cruelty of an destructive exterior
world, she will lay a mantle of understanding over the un protected of
the voices of injustice and dreams, and she will make an urgent call to
our interior self.

"Now, everybody listens

again to their old internal Angel's voice "

"ANGEL'S VOICE "- Page 70.-

MARÍA CRISTINA AZCONA as a muse, a poet, prophet and an indefatigable
paladin of peace, also devotes several compositions on the topic,
attentive to the signs of postmodern times and seeing that poetry
highlights as a creative reality which gives sense permanent values,
amidst the process of individual and social decay.

"A bright green sea,

a golden sun reflected.

Humanity hand by hand"- " PEACE AND HOPE" –Page 82

A poetic work for young and adults which should not be absent from any
humanist' library.

PEHUAJÓ, 30 Agosto 2006


Bilingual Poet and Writer for Peace.

Delegate in Pehuajó branch of IFLAC ARGENTINA

Member Poets of the World.

Member World Poets Society ( Greece )






These poems belong to a category that we could call "poems to
improve ourselves and the external world". The poems of Maria
Cristina Azcona in this book are such from forward edge to the last
ones. The first poem speaks of a "Fashionable World" and his
first verses are:

Today the world is fashionable.
A fashionable world.
(The modern hell).

They give us the impression that this poetess, ,with few words, knows
how to express the drama of this generation lost in the ocean of the
commercial communication, the propaganda and the fashion.

The last verses of the book say " You need to help me in this
endeavor/giving your hand to whom is at your side/Discovering Peace
around your heart/to enlighten the darkness of this decadent life"
and it talks about the contribution of the individual to find the own
peace and the improvement for a better world.

Truly Maria Cristina Azcona must be considered part of the still small
army conformed by people of good will, who work hardly to change the

In this sense she can be considered part of the Movement for the
International Understanding, in whose vanguard we include all persons
who favor the use and diffusion of the international language neutral

Renato Corsetti (born March 29 <> ,
1941 <> ) is the current president of
the World Esperanto Association
<> (Universala
Esperanto <> Asocio). He was born
in Rome, Italy <> and is a staunch
defender of the idea that the people of the world should be able to
communicate in a neutral and easy international language. He teaches
psycholinguistics at the University of Rome La Sapienza
<> . He also
is an associate professor of the International Academy of Sciences San
> .






Review by Stephen Gill-Laureated poet from Canada

StephenGill, Dr. (Tel. 613-932-7735; email: sgill....

Box 32, Cornwall, Ont. K6H 5R9Canada; <> <>

Ansted Poet Laureate

May 19, 2006

Maria, I have received a copy of Window to Heaven. I find here a happy
marriage between your lyrics and printing. The cover, design and
presentation are delightful to the eyes. You are at your best as usual
in Window to Heaven. These are meaningful poems, particularly at this
time when peace is being shredded into pieces. This is an impressive

Your biography and prologue are equally impressive. I agree with you
when you say that "The education of love must include the concept of
love to humanity, as a way to teach solidarity, cooperative spirit, and
respect to humanity." You are on the right path as an activist when you
attack ignorance as the root of the evil and this root can be rooted out
through education. I am pleased to read that Pope John Paul 11 is your
inspirer. Pope John Paul was a compass that guided humanity for moral
strength and also how to live and die. The magnetic needle of this
compass always pointed out to the culture of peace and love that was
watched closely by a sea of eager eyes everywhere. Maria Azcona, you are
on the right track. You are doing a service to humanity by using your
talent for peace.

May God bless you even more,

Stephen Gill





Posted by: "Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen" e_moen....
> e_moen Sat Apr 7, 2007 11:26 pm

"In these days, we are forced witnesses of numerous distortions
around the concept of profound love. Must we stay on a "fallen arms"
position and cry in front of the tomb of this wonderful human
feeling? Certainly not. We must always be able to confront reality
as Quixote did against the windmills. We must teach the genuine
concept of love to youngsters to bring light to this confusion.

Humanity has lost the route to the inner universe, where deep love
is born. True love is not reduced to affective aspects. It is
connected to intelligence and willpower in a perfect harmony where
to grow, being fed by its own recycled energy . Love enriches the
inner world of both who love each other. True love implicates a
compromise and also a sacrifice because love is, more than anything
else, self-renunciation. Love, from a general perspective is the
conscientious intention to reach Goodness, hand in hand with
somebody else. The objective of love is to find joyfulness donating
our person to the other one.

Love brings happiness from the very beginning, because happiness is
the finality of the journey and not the ending. Love is a motor and
a motivation. It generates energy that flows in one direction and
vice versa, constructing a spiral of enduring love, which is the
basis of human life."

Maria Cristina Azcona
From her book `WINDOW TO HEAVEN'

A Letter To Maria

Oh, Maria! You are the
Most self-realized person
I've ever met! Our one
Conversation, including my
Lost inner-child, had me
Wondering, the next spirit-bad
Years, whether to ask my mother,
Or not, if something had happened
To me, way-back-when I was her child.

Of course something did! Time.

Way back when
The earth was young,
And first mistakes were
Being shaped. The world was as wide
As a universe, spun off, abandoned,
Deserted. New and plush and worth
The fight to defend tributary-rights.
Life was as it unfolded, much more,
Nothing less.

Because, Time indentured is unlevel.

Oh, Maria! You are so right,
Humanity has lost the route to the
Inner Universe, to the Soul€ ¦'¥
I understand how, as minute
As I am. It's not the Now
Where we're supposed to stand,
It's our place in the Polyverse
Which will bring about peace.
So, we are one tiny facet, after all€ ¦'¥

That's without the deep heart of love.

There's not so many
In this world that find soul-love
In shared-physical form, even less, maybe,
Who'd appreciate it, if they did.
Most of us are hung up on stuff,
History and religions and wars and TV toys,
It's a wonder any soul can shine at all!
But, there's a sense of season,
A sense of reason breaking down,
Into what is a pile of applied emotions.

What's written isn't what's felt by else, many times.

Oh, Maria! My mother died, suddenly,
But not unexpectedly, too soon ago,
I wanted to ask but never did, about my lost inner child.
Until tonight, when I read your words,
And see beyond the length of human years.
The Inner Child, displaced, longer ago,
Is my Soul. Why didn't I know?
Do we lose them so young because of reaction,
Or because of defense?

The opposite of Time is Anti-Time.

Way back when
The world was young,
First mistakes were made.
It's not so easy, now our earth is fading,
To find love in anything global,
Or personally, even, since persons now
Are made, instead of lived. Ironically,
I laugh at myself, so wise with words,
Such an idiot in practice...

Erin Elizabeth Kelly-Moen
Copyright 4/7/07

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More Blogs by Maria Cristina Azcona
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• Inner Peace - Saturday, March 03, 2007
• M C P Interviews Maria - Tuesday, December 05, 2006
• A FOREWORD - Tuesday, November 28, 2006
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