||March 1, 2006
Visit my Peace Paradise
Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona could give us the poetry grace. Her new book "Window to Heaven" shows us how to create peace by her profound insight, psychology, deliberation, and love.
The vivid image is like shining bright by moonlight in peace of night. The music is like ripples washing our mind-shore to arouse our consciousness from our gulf to peace.
Thank you Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona. Your brave challenge to Peace would be celebrated in our planet.
Sincerely yours, I love your poems
Member of Japanese Poets Club,
Life member of World Academy Art and Culture
read review Auspice and recommendation from
HE Pramadesh Rath, Ambassador of India in Argentina
Window to Heaven
Author: María Cristina Azcona Binding: Paperback (pp: 86) ISBN: 81-8253-061-X Availability: In Stock (Ships within 1 to 2 days) Publisher: Cyberwit.net Pub. Date: 2006 Condition: New
Description: María Cristina Azcona is an Educational Psychologist, poetess, novelist and peace researcher. Her articles, reviews, poems and short stories are continuously published in many newspapers, magazines and anthologies around Argentina, UK, India, US, and other countries. Since 1980, she works as a psychotherapist specialized in Forensic Psycho diagnosis, listed by the American Biographical Institute (ABI) in their international directory "Experts & Expertise". (US)
She was born in Buenos Aires City, Argentina, where she lives joined to her family. In 1998, she won First Prize in the poetry contest by the Academic Circle of Argentinean Writers. After she had been finalist in many contests of poetry by different literary institutions. She has written and published four books:
The poetry collections, "Dos Talles Menos de Cerebro" (1999) and "Mundo Postmoderno" (2000), both books fully illustrated by the author herself. A novel "La Voz del Ángel" (2002) and the essay, "Estar de Novios Hoy", (2003), this one written jointly with her husband, Ernesto Castellano.
In 2000 she started to write bilingually, with a unique intention: to spread her peace ideals, worldwide. In 2001, she founded the nonprofit organization "Bilingual MCA" to promote bilingual literature for peace, and since then, she edits a philanthropic E-zine dedicated to the publication and promotion of exquisite peace poems by many bilingual poets, worldwide. She has organized several poetry readings by members of this institution, who came to visit her country to recite their poems. Since 2002, she is Editorial Advisor for "The Taj Mahal Review", a bimonthly literary journal devoted to arts, literature, poetry and culture, published by Cyberwit.net. India. During 2003 and 2004, she worked as a Bilingual Reviewer to Editorial El Ateneo and Director of Institutional Relations to the Argentine Center for Development of Writers. In 2004 she was selected as Director in Argentina for the International Forum for a Literature and a Culture of Peace (IFLAC). She directed several poetry contests in 2004 and 2005.
In 2005, she has been nominated as an honorary member of the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Global Core Team, Columbia University, New York, US. In 2005 also, she was nominated as Universal Peace Ambassador in the framework of the Universal Ambassadors Peace Circle, Switzerland. During the last years she has worked for UNESCO as peace researcher writer and at the same time, her literary work has been extensively published worldwide.
The Once Orange Badge Poetry Supplement, UK, published her poem "Family Abuse". Since 2004, her articles and poems about Peace can be read at the EOLSS Encyclopedia, edited jointly by UNESCO-EOLSS Joint Committee, UK.
In the United States of America, her bilingual poems and articles can be read at printed publications like Spirit Magazine, EAP Bulletin, Poesia and Poesia News, Latino Today, Meeting of the Minds Journal and Poetry Magazine. (US)
The Literary Journal Taj Mahal Review (every issue) and the anthologies: The Golden Wings, Voyages, Explorers, New Pegasus, The Still Horizon, Symphonies, Harvests of New Millennium, all by Cyberwit.net, feature her best poems, reviews and comments.Kabita Pakshik, Kolkata, India, has published her poetry in Bengali. Also in India, Leaves, The Mango Tree has published one of her articles and also her bilingual poetry. In Kerala, India and Jordan, her articles and poems have been published in several magazines and newspapers. Her articles, translations and poems are being published at other countries, like Norway, Romania, Greece and Brazil. She is usually invited to international congresses centered in Peace Literature. Her books are findable in the most important libraries in Argentina, and the Web.
I dream of a world without roars
from the deadly killing machine
I dream of lands far from the shadows
where rain is made of heartfelt ink
I wish to draw smiles on all faces
using rainy drops which are multicolored
to form a garden with all the races
where differences are never noticed
I think on so many and many babies
who have never learn to smile
Their happiness is frozen
because of hunger, illnesses and war
I’ve learned to listen to a special sound
while moon gazes to the roaming sun
I’ve learned to discover Peace around
and also invite her to a morning dance
You need to help me in this endeavor
giving your hand to whom is at your
Discovering Peace around your heart
to enlighten the darkness of this
Review by Stephen Gill-Laureated poet from Canada
From: "stephen Gill"
To: "Maria Cristina Azcona"
Subject: Re: Mothers
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 23:12:36 -0400
StephenGill, Dr. (Tel. 613-932-7735; email: email@example.com) Box 32, Cornwall, Ont. K6H 5R9Canada; Web:http://home.ican.net/~sgill & www.authorsDen.com/stephengill; 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 collection.
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,
Review by Ernesto Kahan-Peace Nobel prize shared winner 1985
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)
El libro entró en mi casa esta mañana
llenó las paredes con su presencia
y abrió una a una las cuatro ventanas:
la del Este, por donde entra el Sol,
la del Sur que trae paz para mañana,
la que es pluma para escribir el amor
y la que se hace brisa y tolerancia.
Tu amigo Ernesto
Review by Guy CREQUIE
Review by Guy CREQUIE
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
Respectfully with you.
GUY CREQUIE -
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
PEHUAJÓ, 30 Agosto 2006
MARÍA ELOISA RAGOZZA
Bilingual Poet and Writer for Peace.
Delegate in Pehuajó branch of IFLAC ARGENTINA
Member Poets of the World.
Member World Poets Society ( Greece )
WINDOW TO HEAVEN – by
MARÍA CRISTINA AZCONA
Cyberwit.net- INDIA- 2006
4.-RENATO CORSETTI´s review to WINDOW TO HEAVEN
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
Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona could give us the poetry grace. Her new book "Window to Heaven" shows us how to create peace by her
profound insight, psychology, deliberation, and love.
The vivid image is like shining bright by moonlight in peace of night. The music is like ripples washing our mind-shore to arouse our
consciousness from our gulf to peace. Thank you Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona. Your brave challenge to Peace would be celebrated
in our planet.
Sincerely yours, I love your poems Kae Morii
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Reader Reviews for "Window to Heaven"
|Reviewed by Nickolaus Pacione
|I appeared in The Taj Mahal Journal in 2005 after the editor found me on The House of Pain. He wanted The Ferryman's Wheelchair but I gave him The Walls That Bleed instead. It was my first publication credit outside of the United States and the first in Asia. I saw your review of Darkness From The Skies on here and looking back at all the reviews that were given to me for that story. I wish you the best of luck with this.|
|Reviewed by Robert Best
|Absolutely beautiful, moving and heartwarming.|