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Take a Moment: Art and Poetry by Rich Okun

An Empty Nest

From grasses, 

straw, twigs and leaves, 

entwined in concentric,

circular weaves. 

And now,

they’ve gone.

All the babies

and parents,

have grown

and simply withdrawn,  

I am both

glad and sad

as, for me, its both

good and bad, 

and I’m left to stare,

at the empty nest, 

once such a happy home,

so lovingly expressed.






Rich spent his professional life in various corporate positions. He was the youngest member of the Art Students’ League of New York, and after many years and diverse careers, he now devotes his focus to creative passions. Having lived a lifetime studying many different ancient spiritual belief systems, he was inspired to action when a new little puppy, Maya came to town. He has developed a unique format of quote/poem/illustration using Maya as his muse specifically to help children of all ages understand spiritual and moral issues and to closen the relationships within the family. He is taking storytelling to the next level and these daily meditations can also awaken the child in you.. Rich lives in Connecticut with his wonderful wife, four cats, lots of other animals and Maya.
Rich has 4 published books which he authored and illustrated you can find them all at or the Books tab on his site

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