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

Praseodymium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (&#03559, Pr) with elements of the poems “a Match” and “Rings Like Gravestones” 10/15/13 “I once set fire to my fingernail. I wanted my finger to be a human candle.” She dropped another match into her glass. The flame sizzled in the drops of drink … Read more

Beauty in the Eyes of Einsteinium, bonus “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Beauty in the Eyes of Einsteinium Janet Kuypers Bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #099, Es based on the poems “Beauty in the Eyes of Einstein” and “Einsteinium” 9/30/13 Einstein dismissed some of his theories — even some we may know all too well. Einstein didn’t like some of his theories because … Read more

Boron from the Big Bang, “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Boron from the Big Bang Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#005, B) 3/21/13 The Higgs boson, the Higgs particle. The God particle, as some have called it. It’s an elusive elementary particle theorized about for nearly half a century. They call it the God particle because it might have created all … Read more

Scandium, poem by Janet Kuypers

Scandium Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series — #021, Sc You have been so rare to me. I’ve wanted to know you, I’ve wanted to see you, but you’re more common in the sun than you are right here, and the only way you’re made is in the explosion of supernovae. … Read more