Albert Einstein 17 - The Swiss Patent Office In Bern Poem by Geeta Radhakrishna Menon

Albert Einstein 17 - The Swiss Patent Office In Bern

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Perhaps, it is difficult to imagine
A world class scientist like Albert Einstein,
Sitting in a Patent office and
Working as a patent clerk.
O! But that was the actual truth!

Funnily, at times, facts are fancier than fiction!

The beauty of how Albert Einstein
Transformed the dull, dreary, humdrum,
Unexciting and monotonous Patent office
Into an active, eventful place of learning
Is, indeed, worth comprehending!

Ah! The power of man to change the environment!

In the beginning, Albert Einstein
Found the patent office and work,
Totally boring!
Examining patents was the last thing
He ever wanted to do.

But strangely enough, the job suited him perfectly.

The staff and officers of the patent office,
Gradually began to like the presence of Einstein amidst them.
He critically examined every gadget that entered the office,
Examined and analysed the gadget meticulously,
Before giving a final judgement.

Einstein was sharp, brilliant and completed his work swiftly.

Einstein utilised the time he had in the office,
To study physics,
To think and plan new ideas,
To research and develop new theories,
To discover new concepts in science!

Where there is will and desire, there always is, a way and solution!

A Biographical Poem

Monday, May 24, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: life,story,true,personality,work,office
I love reading autobiographies and biographies. As a student in school and college, I enjoyed reading Gandhi ji's autobiography -" The story of my experiments with the Truth". Based on his story, I wrote 50 poems on Mahatma Gandhi in Poem Hunter and later, published it as a book entitled - "Mahatma Gandhi - Simple Living High Thinking". Now, I am thoroughly enjoying writing on Albert Einstein, based on many books published on his life and works. Last one year, I have been reading on his life. His quotes are exceptional and have quoted them in the last few poems on Albert Einstein. Reference: 1. "Albert Einstein - A biography" by Alice Calaprice & Trevor Lipscombe 2019. Personal Note: This portion of Albert Einstein's life in the patent office, I found to be most interesting. I guess, this was the most effective and fruitful period of his life where he made new innovations and discoveries that startled the world in Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy too.
Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 June 2021

A biographical poem can bring to readers a quick glimpse on the life of great man without going through a long and tedious write.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 June 2021

A very inspiring and informative poem. Weaving the life and works of a great man in the form of a poem is indeed fascinating and very helpful to those who haven't dwell on the biography of Albert Einstein.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 June 2021

What a wonderful poem

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Chinedu Dike 29 May 2021

You're a very talented writer, Madam. I doff my hat for you...

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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 May 2021

I have enjoyed tremendously this fascinating and impressive poem, Dr. Geeta, thank you so much for sharing this AutoBio

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Rob Lamberton 30 January 2023

"Ah! The power of man to change the environment! "

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Rajnish Manga 28 July 2021

Where there is a will there is a way. This cannot be explained in a better way than how Einstein transformed his routine at the patents office as a place of study and learning. Great poem. Thanks for sharing, Geeta Ma'am.

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Ankush P 22 June 2021

This one brings smile on face

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Vrinda 22 June 2021

Interesting life of Albert Einstein.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 06 June 2021

Another brilliantly crafted write, Dr. Geeta.

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