Friday, 12 February 2016

Gravity Waves inspire Valentine Verse

A love poem dedicated to my sweetheart Addi, and inspired by the recent and thrilling announcement that gravity waves have finally been detected, a century after Albert Einstein first predicted their existence:


by Bouncing Bertie Boffin

When I think of you Addi, so large yet so sweet
My heart starts a pounding. It will not behave
In the regular way. So strong are its beats
I believe I've produced gravitational waves.

These faint fluctuations will surely distort
The space-time continuum betwixt you and me.
I know you will feel them; a lass of your sort
Has the requisite fine sensitivity. 

In my mind I imagine old Einstein is smiling
His forecasts are all now proved right.
And you dearest Addi, I find most beguiling;
So massive, so dense and so white.

PS  Gosh I am so excited about joining Addi on our unique Blogville Valentine's Day Parade float on Sunday 14th Feb.


  1. Oh you are so romantic Bertie, Addi will be making her own gravity waves as she leaps around in joy after reading your poem( a bit like Dad last night when he made gravity waves accidentally kicking over my water bowl- although his weren't joyful!)
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. Gorgeous poem. We're sure the waves will move the earth.... Wait just a minute. We saw the waves on the news this morning, aren't they caused by two black holes?

  3. I are not shure if callin a girl "massive" and "dense" are really da way to go Bertie.

  4. I smiled with mr. einstein, bertie you are a paw-etry eggs-pert!

  5. the perfect blending of scientist and romantic - we know she will love it :)

  6. OH Bertie. That is beautiful. Tell your Mum that we are sending your URL to our friend Sue, whose baby boy works in the lab in Washington State where the research is a-happening. We think your wonderful poem will inspire him.


    1. Oh wow, I feel most honoured!
      Gail tells me she cycled round the edge of the Hanford, Washington site on her vacation last year, but did not then realise it was home to one of the Ligo labs!

  7. A splendid verse, Gail and Bertie!

  8. Hari OM
    Bertie lad, you are undoubtedly a realistic romantic...

    And so very glad you found a way to bring forth this fantastic piece of news!!! HUgs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  9. Science AND romance??? You are quite a catch, Bertie!! We are sure Addi is going to love your Valentine!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  10. great poem, you describe her to a t and so romantic! I heard about these waves and immediately thought of you!

    retro rover

  11. Bertie you are one smooth talking WFT....Jumpin' Catfish. I think if science professors would do all their lectures via poetry they would have waiting list for their classes. We learned a lot by reading this verse to your sweet Addi
    Hugs madi your bfff

  12. "So large yet to sweet" . . . OMD! Mom fell off her chair and can't stop laughing!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. Um.... I thought grrls usually didn't like being called massive? But otherwise your poem is very sweet and timely!

  14. Oh my dear Bertie.....that was so sweet. I felt the earth move under my are so outta this world......i just loved it.
    And dont worry you guys about the massive, large and dense....I dont find it offending after all I am what I am. Im just so proud to have a guy that appreciates me for what I am.

    Cant wait until tomorrow.

    1. I mean Sunday.....I am mesmerized by this wonderful poem


    2. Oh Addi, my gorgeous, we understand each other so well!

  15. The Ark and I are going to miss it this year.... COS MUM NEVER got her finger out in time... butts, we can watch you. Luvs Freya and Ark XX

  16. That is beautiful! I have so much to learn about girls. Happy Valentines DAy

    Ziggy Out!

  17. Hi hi hi! Ojo here! I hope Addi likes your poem!

  18. Pawsome poem, Bertie!

    Happy Valentine's Day to my favorite dog-son.


  19. Those were some mighty special words for a very special valentine 'Addi'!!
    You are a smooth operator, Bertie!


  20. Bertie did you know Love is a wildly misunderstood although highly desirable malfunction of the heart which weakens the brain, causes eyes to sparkle, cheeks to glow, blood pressure to rise and the lips to pucker. Oh No you have a weak brains.
    Happy Valentines Day
    Sweet William The Scot