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Take a Moment: Art and Poetry by Rich Okun

The Painter


gloriously entwined 

with canvas, fingers

and face,

mingling but not combined,

leaving a visible trace,

all over the place.


He plunged into,

the truth of everything, 

contemplating his painting

and the words he wrote.

He’s been reacquainting 

to the harmonies of

an ethereal note.


The secret is not

the face you wear, 

nor the feats you dare. 

It’s not what you say   

or even what you do.  

Its that life always draws

out of the deep in you,

and plays a spiritual cause

for every natural effect. 



He wonders what’s

to be made 

of the fixity of these 

up-side-down laws,   

in this world

we inwardly reflect.




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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