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Bright Skies

Selected Poems

ByMaja Trochimczyk

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Maja Trochimczyk dedicated this collection of poems, “Bright Skies,” to her children and grand-children, asking them to read and enjoy her verse “when they grow up.” The volume features 85 poems written in 2009-2022 and organized into five sections – Spring, Summer, Babie Lato, Autumn and Winter. The seasons of poetry include reflections on nature, beauty, love, life, and spirituality. The focus is on positive emotions, learning to be calm and content, full of compassion and wisdom. It is a life-long quest, and these poems are an invitation. The poems are illustrated with over 160 photographs taken in the poet’s neighborhood – Big Tujunga Wash, Angeles National Forest, Descanso Gardens, and Oxnard Beach. The surprising “Coda” brings a set of recipes for old-fashioned Polish dishes mentioned in poems. Bringing together favorite memories of her Polish childhood – making and flying kites, plays with soap bubbles – and the delights of sunny Southern California gardens, parks, and beaches, the book includes lessons how to seek and find the daily dose of domestic bliss. It is a legacy from a well-lived life. Maja Trochimczyk, PhD, is a Polish American poet, music historian, photographer, and non-profit director. She is the author/editor of eight books on music and Polish culture, five poetry volumes and four anthologies. She serves as the President of the California State Poetry Society, and of the Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club, promoting Polish culture in California. Her poetry books include “Rose Always,” “Miriam’s Iris,” “Slicing the Bread,” “Into Light”, “The Rainy Bread” and several anthologies.


Publication Date
May 25, 2022
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By (author): Maja Trochimczyk


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Interior Color
US Trade (6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm)

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