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Cesium

December 14, 2009
By Noshabora GOLD, St. Cloud, Florida
Noshabora GOLD, St. Cloud, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Poetry and art are when you take decades of thought and condense it into a nifty little portable carrying case that people can see and go 'Oooh, Ahh'... and then forget about it. But what does it matter, so long as YOU remember it?" ~ Bela


Fluid and free like water,
silvery white like snow,
but water and cesium never
peacefully will go.

Forming Cesium Hydroxide,
together, they'll explode.
Able to eat through glass,
it's the strongest base ever known.

Discovered in 1860
by Gustoff Robert Kirchoff
and Robert Wilhelm Bunsen,
scientists from far off.

Averaged $30 per gram,
or about 10 grand per pound.
Commonly found with Rubidium,
it's a metal of some renown.

More isotopes than any other,
(it has about 32),
those who'd live without it
are numbered very few.

Zero, in fact, are they,
for even in Earth's crust,
Cesium is found 3 milligrams
per killogram of dirt and dust.

So all in all, throughout the land,
I'd just like you to see, ...
that of all the elements on the chart,
Cesium's the one for me!

The author's comments:
This is a little light-hearted, silly, and quite possibly stupid, poem that I made for my Chrmistry class. Something about it struck me as catchy in the end, so I figured there's no harm in posting it here. It's just a bunch of fun facts about a little known element of the periodic table: Cesium.

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Noshabora GOLD said...
on Apr. 1 2011 at 1:36 pm
Noshabora GOLD, St. Cloud, Florida
17 articles 78 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Poetry and art are when you take decades of thought and condense it into a nifty little portable carrying case that people can see and go 'Oooh, Ahh'... and then forget about it. But what does it matter, so long as YOU remember it?" ~ Bela

thanks. :3

Casio said...
on Feb. 10 2010 at 9:05 pm
Anyone can write about love, anyone can write poems about love. It takes skill to turn the everyday into such deliberate poetry.


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