White Phosphorus, poem from the “Periodic Table of poetry” series by Chicago Poet Janet Kuypers

White Phosphorus Janet Kuypers Bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, #15, P 9/30/13) Seeing bombs from Viet Nam and the white smoke rising — with each bomb exploding, I knew that smoke… It was Willie Pete, white Phosphorus — you couldn’t put it out once it started burning. This stuff would destroy … Read more

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

Antimony Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry”” series (#51, Sb) It’s actually quite unremarkable. It doesn’t seem to have much use. But Antimony seemed to cause a long and bitter war in the sixteen hundreds between France and Germany. Wars are started over land, religion, love, or money. But the element Antimony? Well, … Read more

Molybdenum, Periodic Table poem by Janet Kuypers

Molybdenum Janet Kuypers from the “ Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#035;042, Mo) I love this country. We should protect our rights.   Gotta love our military- industrial complex.   We gotta protect ourselves — I’ll use everything I can to be the one on top.   I know I’ve used you, but it was … Read more