I don't write poetry very often. By that, I mean that I haven't written a poem since high school. (my God, has it really been twenty years already?)
Last night I was in the Physics:1 Yahoo! chat room, and was discussing relativity with someone who isn't familiar with physics. I was explaining relativistic mass, when she stopped me with "I'll never remember that. If it rhymed and explained it, then I might remember."
So, I wrote a relativity poem. Here it is:
Your mass at rest
is as small as it gets;
it gets bigger the faster you go.
If you travel at c
it's as big as can be,
but your time and length drop to zero.
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