Yttrium, from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#39, Y) by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Yttrium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#39, Y) 7/14/13 Recently NASA sent a rocket to collide with a comet to gather comet dust, so they could learn about comets, which contain the primordial parts of what started this solar system. A compact disc bearing my name was mounted on the impactor … Read more

Xenon, poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Xenon Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#054, Xe) 4/27/13 I don’t care that you’re no Zena warrior princess, I just can’t stand those high-intensity headlights of yours at night. You may numb me from my pain if I breathe you in, but the only good your brightness may do is that … Read more