Yttrium, from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#39, Y) by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Yttrium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#39, Y) 7/14/13 Recently NASA sent a rocket to collide with a comet to gather comet dust, so they could learn about comets, which contain the primordial parts of what started this solar system. A compact disc bearing my name was mounted on the impactor … Read more

Ytterbium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#70, Yb) by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Ytterbium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#70, Yb) (with references to the poem “Writing Your Name ”) 11/15/13 I’ve searched for you. Though others may say otherwise, I know you’re not at all rare — so I’ll still keep searching. You’ve always been on time whenever I’ve wanted you, but you … Read more

Sodium, Periodic Table poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Sodium from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series 8/31/12 It’s funny that something so common on this Earth, the 6th most abundant element, something so common that it’s usually found mixed with the ocean water… It’s funny that something so common on this Earth was actually used as currency, given to ancient Roman soldiers in … Read more