Although its taste, colour and odour are none,
With high voltage its colour emulates the Sun.
Reddish Orange, at this point, non toxic and inert,
Unlike Helios’ radiant crown and fire darting steeds, himself no introvert.
Its yellow spectral line was what Lockyer saw and named,
Second lightest, second abundant, atomic number 2 is how this element is framed.
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I’m Amanda and I’m the Student Support Assistant in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. I love Shakespeare and all things Renaissance!