Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A Boffin's Dreams of Switzerland

I want to scale the Matterhorn, glimpse snowy Alpine peaks at dawn,
I’d also love to see the bears of Bern,
But as a Bouncing Boffin, what I’d find most simply toppin’
Would be visiting the physicists at CERN.

Yes for sure it would be fun, to climb the Rigi like Mark Twain,
I might even reach the summit in one day.
But it’s the Large Hadron Collider that I’d like to get inside o’
To view sub-atomic particles at play.

Some might make heavy handed jokes, deriding all those cuckoo clocks,
As the sole result of centuries of peace,
But for me it’s the Higgs Boson that makes Switzerland the Chosen
Land for scientific-minded WFT’s.


  1. Oh I hope the WFT can see the bears and the cheese fondues and the alphorns of that switzerland. and I bet Peter Higgs had fun too to climb on that mountains with ya :o)

  2. the only thing Mom thinks of about Switzerland is Swiss chocolate :)

  3. Hari OM
    OMD Bertie, you have one my heart with this love ode to the LHC!!! I know they do free tours for peeps, but what about extra spawshul, Scottish boffin pupsters I wonder??? Surely some dispensation? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. Bertie...while you are there you should be awarded the Poet Laureate!!

    Mom knows two Swiss physicist. They were both post docs in the Physics Department at NCSU. Last she heard one was back home working the other was in California.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. You go Bertie! What a world class adventurer
    Lily & Edward

  6. Bertie, you are a master of mixing science with prose to come up with the perfect poem!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. We also hope your dreams come true and you share it with us!

  8. Wish I could be there and dream with you.