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

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

Polonium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#084, Po) including the poem “Eyes are Blurred to the Battlefield” 8/11/13 On the Indonesian island Jawa large turtle skeletons litter the plains, because after the turtles came in from the ocean to lay their eggs, swarms of wild dogs there got together and pounced. … Read more

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

Fermium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#100, Fm) including the poem “Each Half is the Enemy” 8/10/13 When the bulldog ant of Australia is cut in half, the halves see each other as enemies. The head attempts to devour the tail. And the tail, in an effort to defend itself, battles … Read more