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

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

Plutonium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#094, Pu) Now, I know they named the element Plutonium after the at-the-time newly-discovered planet, but I can’t help but wonder if any of those scientists who deal with Plutonium now feel slighted that the planet was demoted to a planetoid. But if these scientists … Read more