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

Bismuth poem by Janet Kuypers

Bismuth Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#083, Bi) I heard NASA scientists say that Albert Einstein dismissed some of his theories. That Einstein didn‚t like some of his theories because he thought they weren‚t beautiful. And it makes me wonder: what is beauty? Is it how the silver-pink hue of … Read more