The Apple Story


Of all mans most amazing advance,
This famous one came from a moments chance.
A man of learning and sharp of mind,
Was not expecting what he did find.
When spying the shade of a nearby tree,
Sat unaware of what he would see.
For under the branches of ripening fruit,
An apples fall brings thoughts astute.
Striking heavy to his head came a swell,
But he realizes something in the way if fell.
Forgetting his bruises and all further remorse,
Expanding thoughts on this exciting new force.
Some say a truth and others a story,
Gravity was this mans greatest discovery.
Of all man's many amazing advance,
Comes a story telling of a moment's chance.


  • Goldfinch60

    It takes people with open minds to realise the facts that 'fall' before them. Good one Greg.

  • Gregstarandgoff

    That kind comment was itself pretty poetic.

    My learning has started in earnest...


    Thanks for sharing a Great Poem Greg - in both Structure & Subject - GRAVITY ! Brian & I are both SCIENTISTS and we never take anything for granted - We always ask WHY ! When the APPLE dopped on NEWTONS HEAD He didnt just say B*G*E* and resolve to never sit under an AT again NO NO NO. Newton was a Scientist - So he asked three Questions :

    1. Why did it fall to the ground and stay there ?
    2. When it was loosed from the Branch - which held
    it in place - why didnt it just stay there or move sideways ?
    3. Why didnt it move upwards ?

    Newton reasoned that there was some force *GRAVITY* which
    pulled every free object towards the centre of the EARTH and
    & conferred WEIGHT on an object when you tried to lift it !
    It is GRAVITY which confers limits on all Field Athletics and
    not just the Skill of the ATHLETES !

    Many important SCIENTIFIC discoveries have been made by CHANCE (serendipidy) because Scientists have investigated observed phenomena instead of disregarding it ! Examples are the Steam Engine (WATT) Radiation (BEQUEREL) Penecillin (FLEMMING) Mauve Dye (PERKIN) Stainless Steel - Polythene & Viagra. The History of Science & Technology is a very very fascinaing subjct !

    Blessings & Peace to YOU & YOURS
    Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก

  • Gregstarandgoff

    Thank you so much, glad you liked it.

    People like you have made me feel so welcome. This is feeling like a great place to be able to share and open up, pleasant change from some places online that seem to judge and keep me on guard from sharing.

    Wish you both a great Christmas and look forward to seeing the next year with new online friends like you both.

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