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Take a Moment: Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

With Grass and Flowers


I bent down

to be closer,

closer to the ground.

Then I sat in the grass,

amongst the flowers,

focusing on life’s

wonderful mystical powers.

My attention centered 

in both heart and mind,

was a valid say,

which inspires  

imagination’s motion,

and brought about a day, 

both gentle and kind,

with a reddish,

blue-green sky

and salty spray from

the far-away ocean.  

The truth took hold

and began to unfold,

in a most natural way.

I’m not running hot or cold,

because my experience today

shows, that awareness

is the potter’s clay,

and feeling ‘natural’ is the mold. 


the grasses and flowers

were talking to me

‘bout their traditions

and experiences

in the great mystery.

And on this

beautifully designed,

sunny afternoon,

I was given a truth,

that my logical mind

could no longer impugn. 

It was all so real,

with color, smell,  

taste, sound and feel,

that there can be no appeal

by those that are


For the truth is,

it’s imagination that, 

makes the world go round.



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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