Bohrium, from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicgo poet Janet Kuypers

Bohrium Janet Kuypers (from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #107, Bh) 8/31/14 This isn’t boring. You won’t be bored with the details — anyone interested in different kinds of attraction should listen close… Because Bohrium isn’t boring if you find fusion fascinating. Think about it for a minute — what are the conditions that … Read more

Tellurium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Tellurium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#52, Te) 7/13/13 When a couple is meant to be together (but at their core they’re nothing alike), you can see them come together almost violently, before their anger pushes them away from each other. Until they do it again, and again, and again. It’s … Read more

Samarium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Samarium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#62, Sm) (based on the poem “And I’m Wondering”) 10/1/13 I’m wondering if there’s something chemical that brings us together, something that brings us to our knees, something that sucks us in… Your stare from a distance haunts me; I know that your look lasts … Read more

Gadolinium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Gadolinium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#64, Gd) (based on the poem “You are a Force”) 10/2/13 This attraction to you, when I learn what you do: are you a force of nature? Is it your magnetism, and how my need’s only magnified as I draw closer to you? That’s the … Read more