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

Titanium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#22, Ti) (based on the poem “The Way You Tease Me”) 10/1/13 What I think I like the most about you is the way you always leave me wanting more. The longer I’m out in the sun, the more red my nose and cheeks get, … Read more

‘Old Star, New elemental Tricks’, bonus “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Old Star, New elemental Tricks Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, with Arsenic (#033, As) and Selenium (#034, Se) 7/24/13 When the Big Bang first exploded, the only elements it could muster were hydrogen and helium and a smidgen of lithium and boron. Higher elements were only created after the … Read more

Okay, it’s all about the Oxygen, bonus “Periodic Table of Poetry” poem from Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Okay, it’s all about the Oxygen Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (&#035l8, O) 9/6/13 Okay, so I like to think of myself as a history buff. And no, I don’t pay attention to American history, or even the details of, like, the ancient Roman Empire or anything – for … Read more

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

Holmium Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#67, Ho) 7/18/13 Got a set of poetry word magnets (so you could arrange words on your fridge to write a message, or write a poem), and even though I remembered that magnets have two sides with two poles, I still took one of the … Read more