the classical japanese haiku form is 5-7-5 we should invent a new form called "quantum haiku" which is 5-4-5 the sun makes all its energy by a process called "proton-proton chain" which goes like this---it's a bit like a haiku p + p ---> pn + positron + neutrino pn + p ---> ppn + gamma pn + pn ---> ppnn + p + p This happens in the core of the sun, the central 20 percent or so. Virtually all our energy, including that in Ben and Jerry's ice cream, comes from this three-line sequence of reactions. Notice the gamma-ray in the second line----it's the original sunlight. All sunlight starts out as gamma (X-rays) at the core of the sun, it just gets mellower as it percolates out to the surface, and like as not, the neutrino you see there is the missing solar neutrino that they just found the right number of after all. In this style of writing, "p" means proton and "n" means neutron, so p represents a Hydrogen nucleus, pn stands for a Deuterium nucleus, ppn stands for a Helium-3 and ppnn for a Helium-4.