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Take a Moment: Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

After the Storm


After the storm,

whose terrible winds

of whirling destruction,

uprooted trees,

while others were torn,

their trunks, sheared

from high velocity,

and divine instruction,

speeding through the property

leaving debris, cutting a swath,

and quite a mess left behind.

But a new vista,

of celestial sculpture,

is being designed.

The wind was the hand,

in Nature’s service,

to recast and reshape

the forested landscape

with fury and purpose.

And now, when I look around,

a new perspective, can I see,

that more’s the beauty

is to be found,

in the endlessly creative,

great mystery.



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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