Into Light: Poems and Incantations
And the curtains of fire open.
And God walks through.
And I fall on my knees
Struck down by the might
Of his presence.
And the ground under my feet
Roars and trembles.
And God is with me.
In awe, I do not dare to look
Into the laughing beauty of his eyes.
And the gale changes into a breeze.
And God speaks in a whisper,
The end of the world as it was.
And the sun stops in its tracks.
And the world explodes.
Filled with love, so much love,
It could not bear existing
For one more minute.
— now it ends --
— now it blossoms --
— now it grows again --
The Vanishing Point
At the edge of an infinite ocean
That’s breathing time into space
In the temple of light
Columns shine from within
With warm brightness
That comforts and heals
There are great halls and countless
Mirrors in this brilliant library of ages
Where you find all books, and all
Knowledge that was, is, and ever will be
In this temple of light
Where columns shine from within
We rest in the glow of wisdom
And learn who we are --
All one, all together, strands woven
Into an endless, breathing tapestry
Undulating with life
It is done -- we walk in
the door’s open
A Whale of a Song
They sing, as they ride the waves,
laughing. They sing to the depths
of the ocean, reaching sand on the bottom, submerged peaks and valleys. Their song echoes through the crystalline expanse of the sky, bounces off the translucent rays of starlight.
They dance on the waves, weaving
the web of love from their song.
In the invisible rhythm of seven billion
heartbeats, they encircle the globe,
traversing all the oceans.
Did you know that whales and dolphins
are our cosmic guardians?
Did you know that Orca, the whale
is my patron saint?
I have a totem stone to prove it, a gift
from a seer who once told me:
Do not forget to listen
to life-giving music.
Do not ever forget
the song of the whales.
From the Introduction
"The poems and incantations in this volume do not express any particular spirituality or religion, except my own mystical focus on the unknown Source of us all, the Light that draws us near, the Love that keeps us connected and dwells in our hearts. Baptized at 30 into the Catholic Church, after a long search for the right path, I’m an usher in my local parish. But I also seek enlightenment where it can be found, so I attend “light-giving-and-receiving”sessions at the Sukyo Mahikari Spiritual Development Centers (with Susan Rogers as my guide) and spiritual healing sessions given by inspired healers,full of Divine Light and Grace, Kimberly Meredith and Ambika Talwar. Some of my “incantations” feature fragments of Catholic prayers,such as the Shield of St. Patrick. Other ones include words borrowed from diverse sources, while the poems have been written over the period of 20 years.
About the Author
Maja Trochimczyk, PhD, is a Polish-born poet, music historian, photographer, and non-profit director. A former Poet Laureate of Sunland Tujunga, she wrote/edited six books on music (including Frederic Chopin: A Research and Information Guide, Routledge, 2015), and published six volumes of poetry - Rose Always (2011), Miriam’s Iris (2008) , Slicing the Bread (2014), Into Light (2016) and anthologies Chopin with Cherries (2010) and Meditations on Divine Names (2012). Hundreds of her poems and articles appeared online and in print journals. She serves as Board Secretary of the Polish American Historical Association, and is an author of hundreds of articles, book reviews and poems published in Poland, Canada, U.K., U.S., France, Germany, Sweden, and China. As President of Moonrise Press, she is also a publisher of books on poetry, music and Polish culture. She received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and honors from the Polish government (medal for the promotion of Polish culture), PAHA (2016 Creative Arts Prize for her poetry), and other organizations.