(Reprint from Chem 13 News, February 1972, page 9.)
Name of author not given.
You say a mole is brown and furry
with eyes developed wrong,
You ask a chemist his description,
which is a different song.
A chemist’s mole is not of fur,
Nor is it very brown,
It comes in many varieties – square, oblong
The mole can stand for numbers, formulas
or items of everyday,
A mole of girls, a mole of boys, whatever
you wish to say.
Chemists indulge jubilantly,
solving problems it creates,
My brain finds problems no fun at all
pondering them till it aches.