You stand quite firm on the ground and don't fly in the air
like the people in one of Magrite's enigmatic paintings.
The same force of gavity that keeps us quite reliably
on the ground, as Newton discovered,
made the apple fall from the tree
and keeps the Moon in orbit
preventing it falling onto the Earth.
Now, ccording to Newton's universal law of gravitation.
the gravitational force between two objects is proportional
to the size of their masses and inversely affected
by the square of their distance.
of the gravitational force is different,
since he attributes
it to geometry, to the curvature of spacetime.
But let us go back to the great British physicist.
Newton himself admitted that he did not understand
the nature of the gravitational force that he discovered.
He even said thet the idea of gravity was 'inconceivable'.
'That gravity should be innate, inherent and essential
to matter, so that one body may act upn another
at a distance', to me is 'a great absurdity', he pointed out.
In other words Newton did not know
what the force of gravity was.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem