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Take a Moment: Art and Poetry with Rich Okun


Here I am.

You asked me to come,

so I did. 

I’ll tell you where from,

but its way off the Grid. 


I come from where; 

music is every note

and from 

the scores of laws

that provide buoyancy

to every boat.


From where;      

the wind blows,

a painter’s eye, 

and writer’s mind, 

to cut through any

undertone or lie,

no matter how well

performed or designed.


From where;

I see and hear

inner speech 

from the heart, 

and not just what you

say or preach. 

I take the whole,

never just a part.

Then I unfold it to you, 

with a ribbon and bow,

every fraction of you,

captured, held and released,

in holy escrow.


I come from where;

the only thing there is, 

is unquenchable desire.

It is my gift of enchantment

in your passion’s fire.


And from there;

within every human soul’s

awakened imagination,

lies the mysteries of causation,

and the source of all creation.



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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