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Take A Moment: Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

a drunken rhythm

a pale light,

lit the dark room, 

that cradled me that night, 

protected in its womb, 

as I nestled into

an old rocking chair,

with a slow,

deliberate motion,

that moves the world

and really gets me there,

like a wave upon

the ocean,

that lends a sweet

drowsiness to the air, 

and a very satisfying emotion.

I’ll call it heaven

in-between here and there,

that wonderful place,


a drunken rhythm

plays behind my eyes

and all the worldly

dramas erase

and as my sensory filter

fades and dies,

my spiritual senses

expand and rise.



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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