# Relativity Relativity for Poets

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1. Jun 12, 2015

### bcrowell

Staff Emeritus
2. Jun 13, 2015

### Staff: Mentor

Your books are always great resources but I didn't see any poems until I read the Cosmology section and saw the Robert Frost Fire and Ice (**)

So much for:

There was a young lady named Bright,
Whose speed was much faster than light,
She set out one day,
In a relative way,
And returned home the previous night.''
- Arthur Buller (Punch, 19 Dec 1923)

Or the one by Dr Suess:

Time and space determine where you go,
Mass and energy determine how you glow,
Energy and time determine how you flow,
Mass and space determine how you grow.

(**) As an aside: Fire and Ice popular was in our high school years ago when you needed a short poem to recite -- I chose the Mr Terrific poem to be different and more on the edge of respectability -- my teacher approved.

Last edited: Jun 14, 2015