How wild become the eyes! How fine it is to learn! That the beauty in the sky's Cold torch of perfect pearl, Or in the trunk of the laburnum With those swaying yellow leaves That catch the glitter of the sun And the power of its heat, Can cure the truer parts--- Can pull the mortal thorn Of worry from the heart. So much love and wonder born From the stars of lonely nights And the quiet of their lights. Kevin O'Keeffe was born & raised in Ireland but has spent the bulk of his adult life in America. A mathematician by trade, he writes poetry to relax and recalibrate. His work has been featured in the Page & Spine, the Delmarva Review, and the upcoming Anthology of best British and Irish poets from eye-wear publishing.