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

Technetium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#43, Tc) 7/10/13 You’re named from the Greek word for “artificial”, because you were the first element man ever made… We wanted to discover, we wanted to find you out — we’d even create you if this was the only way. We can only find … Read more

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

Curium, “Periodic Table od Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Curium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#96, Cm) 10/23/13 Searching through storage for my wedding clothes, I ignored my white wedding dress and reached for the wedding veil. It might not be true to my Halloween costume, but I had to wear something to show that my black long-sleeved dress was … Read more

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

Cesium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#055, Cs) Is this the best of times? Is this the worst of times? Or is this just              one of those times? Only humans understand time — where did all the time go? Do we even know? Time slips away as we look for … Read more