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Take a Moment: Poetry and Art by Rich Okun


I was told a secret,

that was hidden in plain sight,

this fundamental world

is extracted from our very own

inner light.

In every moment,

I travel from innocence

to experience,

and to myself,

I am,

secretly whispering,

that which I am now


I was in cosmic reflection,

when then I awoke,

to where dreams are born, 

and like the mighty Oak,

that grows from a tiny acorn, 

my true powers were invoked. 

Its my private inner assumptions, 

that awaken what they affirm,

so long as I persist in them,

until they come-about full term.

In a relaxed

but focused desire,

I find 

all the necessary connections

to entangle and unwind

the great mystical affections

in my day,

which molds itself

from the sum of what

I hold to be true. 

Pushing-out from within,

as all my thoughts and feelings

create and continue.   

The whole

of creation is done,  

and I thank the stars,

the moon and the sun,

that will always

shine upon

my perfect and only One.



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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