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Take a Moment: Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

The Hummingbird Came

My story begins with when the hummingbird came to me one Saturday morning talking to my Uncle: I knew at the moment I arrived here on Mother Earth the reason I was here was to be a witness, to help birth a new earth by saying yes to it. My mission is to bless the flowers and be blessed by them and to reveal to others the sacred beauty of the earth. Thanks Creator.

– Raven Redbone


We all have a story

so the story is told.

To live in our glory

to have and to hold.

Mine is like yours

all a part of the we.

Each hummingbird ensures

to unlock, that masterkey.                  

Hear beneath their twitters

that ‘yippidee!’ melody

soft iridescent flitters

‘come fly with me’.



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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