Lovely Love Poems

Every year, I forget how much I love February — mostly because it’s a 28-day excuse to write in pink pen, make hearts instead of dashes or I-dots, and generally celebrate the loves of my life. One of those? Poems.

This one is from today’s American Life in Poetry column by Ted Kooser. I love the Big Bang Theory-ness of it, and I love the apple vocabulary shared throughout.


Einstein’s Happiest Moment

Einstein’s happiest moment
occurred when he realized
a falling man falling
beside a falling apple
could also be described
as an apple and a man at rest
while the world falls around them.

And my happiest moment
occurred when I realized
you were falling for me,
right down to the core, and the rest,
relatively speaking, has flown past
faster than the speed of light.

–Richard M. Berlin


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