"The Lepton" -A Physics Poem The Lepton Copyright © 2005 All Rights Reserved Once there was a Lepton A Lepton! A Lepton! Once there was a Lepton! A Charged Particle! Now who's this lepton you might ask? Put your int'lect to the task! It can move quite very fast! Antiparticle is in the past! I'll try to give you another clue If you see one you might see two. Hiding in their lowest shell Does any of this ring a bell? Bouncing up to a higher rung Catching a photon just for fun Droping back to a lower state Sending a photon to its fate. Hiding from within its cloud Position is completely shroud If you know the exact speed Where it went none can heed. Quantum is as Quantum does From Atomic giant to querky Quark All these objects are quite the buzz Upon the universal tuning fork. It's partner is a nucleon Dancing within the nucleus Trading gluons with its buddy Who is neutral, did you study? Why this flighty Fermion Is indeed the E-lectron! And its partner you'd have guessed Is a proton in its hadron vest. Positron in Positronium Spining round its Electronium If they get too juxtaposium Vanishing in Gamma Rosium Once there was a Lepton A Lepton! A Lepton! Once there was a Lepton! A Charged Particle!