Rhenium poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#75, Re) from the Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Rhenium, Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#75, Re) (started 8/7/14, written 8/8/14, finished 8/9/14) Okay, so I’ve been researching these elements in the Periodic Table, and when I got to Rhenium (named for the Rhine river, by the way), I was kind of stumped. What comes to your head when you … Read more

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

Tritium Janet Kuypers (Bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, molecule 3H based on Hydrogen element #1, also known as hydrogen-3) 12/24/13 So my husband has this nice Fossil watch that he wears only when we go out on nice dates now. You see, he says he doesn’t need a watch because he … 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