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Posted by on 16 Mar 2018 | 4 comments

Take a Moment. Poetry and Art by Rich Okun

Drawn to the Light


She was drawn to the light,

invited by the color

coming through,

blending into her surroundings,

she became aware and knew.

She bent down

and sipped sweet nectar,

from flower petals

drenched in morning dew,

listened to the forest sounds

recite their version of

‘the world according to.’

She was one with the scene,

in harmony with nature.

A part of everything,

as everything, was sure

a part of her;

and it carries her away,

every moment in every day.



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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  1. I’m a big fan of Rich’s. I agree with everything he stands for. His wonderful feeling for his wife, maya and love of all animals. The children he captures beautifully. I was just thinking I’d like table book of his art.

  2. I love Rich, Maya and the whole family. The art is dreamy and the poetry make you think.

    Rich is full of compassion and empathy.

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