Captain Moonlight: Rhyming physics

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POETS, you will have seen, are being urged by Physics World to help restore the wonder and awe of science, by writing about quarks and such. My old chum Stan Trochee, the Bard of Burscough, is extremely upset that Physics World was unaware of his last collection, On The Bench, from which I take 'Atom Smashers':

Quark. I wonder what

rhymes with Quark?

Lark. A bird that soars like

my heart

When I hear someone say:


Let's face it, quarks are basic

Awe. Cor. My pulse races.