Nitrium, bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series – based on the original name (before Natrium) for Sodium, #11, Na – by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Nitrium Janet Kuypers (bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series) based on the original name (before Natrium) for Sodium, #11, Na started 1/16/15, edited and completed 1/29/15 I’ve been studying elements in the Periodic Table, and when I heard the word “Nitrium,” it made me laugh (thinking of Nitrous Oxide). So I looked … Read more

Seaborgium, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#105, Sg) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Seaborgium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#105, Sg) 7/28/14 (started 7/27/14) I’ve always loved the sea. When standing at these Pacific shores I’m always intoxicated by the action there, at the vibrancy, the sense of life. I’ve always been drawn to the idea of learning, to California’s desire to explore and … Read more

Mendelevium, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Mendelevium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#101, Md) “Once, there lived and existed a great learned man, with a beard almost as long as God’s.” Daniel Posen wrote that, about Demitri Mendeleev, a Russian scientist who created the Periodic Table as we know it. There’s even a sculpture outside the Bratislava, … Read more