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Take a Moment. Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

A Discovery!

In a dream

of many colors,

very close to my head,

from a floating spot of red,

came a lovely cardinal, instead.


I watched

as it took form

and then took wing.

Feeling all tingly and warm

I thought to myself,

‘what a wonderful thing.’


To have a thought

and dream it in,

from a growing wave of desire,

as expectant blood and skin,

emerges out of nowhere to inspire.


And it seemed to me,

that I had stumbled upon

a secret of creation.

The truth of reality,

is in fact, a form

of my divine imagination.



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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