My Eyes Filled with Tears of Joy Today

My eyes filled with tears of joy today          (click on main image above to expand)

I found a dear prize tucked far away

The Celtic journal of my daughter

Sublime elements earth, air, water

Cover etched trisquel with sun and moon

Light sources for our vision to tune

Soul’s birth, death and reincarnation

Flowing in harmonic relation

Yin and yang balance our ancient world

Black script on parchment paper unfurled

Cape Finisterre her pilgrimage trek

Zooming humming bird’s emerald neck

On my daily nature walk for joy

Awakening dormant inner boy

Infused with nature’s timeless splendor

Time freezes my senses surrender

Receiving the energy of now

Her experience has taught her how

To live in harmony with nature

My gentle part helping her mature

The interconnectedness of life

Music, teaching, living without strife

Vibrating flowers and birds singing

Heightened senses awareness bringing

Grateful for love and astounding grace

Nurture children her goal to embrace

Her words reveal a strong inner core

Pierce into me like a meteor

My child’s heart sings an esthetic song

To the sacred trisquel you belong

    MY EYES WERE FILLED WITH TEARS OF JOY TODAY            (click to expand)                          

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About Daniel C. Lavery

Dan’s writing shows his transformation from a child to an athlete and a Duke pre-ministerial student where he began to question ancient and arbitrary dogma. He graduated from Annapolis, navigated a Navy jet, and a ship to Vietnam, fell in love, turned peace activist and a civil rights lawyer for Cesar Chavez's UFW. His memoir, "All the Difference," describes the experiences, some humorous and others deadly, that changed his consciousness from a pawn to an advocate crusading for justice against some of the most powerful forces in America.

4 thoughts on “My Eyes Filled with Tears of Joy Today

  1. Hi,

    Brette was our wonderful piano teacher for many years in San DIego and then Berkeley. We would love to get in touch with her again. Please let me know if she would like to establish contact again.


    Leera, Mark, Maxim and Asia

  2. Hi Leera, Mark,Maxim, and Asia! I am leaving for vacation this morning but will send Brette your message but unsure whether how often she checks her email. She has really progressed in her piano and played a marvelous short prelude by Chopin for our Unitarian Society Sunday Morning service a few days ago. Thanks for your comment, glad you liked my poem about her piano teaching. Daniel C. Lavery.

    • Daniel,

      I loved your poem.
      I met Brette in Ireland years ago and I wanted to say hello.
      Thank you for taking a moment to help me out.


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