Nitrium, bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series – based on the original name (before Natrium) for Sodium, #11, Na – by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

Nitrium Janet Kuypers (bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series) based on the original name (before Natrium) for Sodium, #11, Na started 1/16/15, edited and completed 1/29/15 I’ve been studying elements in the Periodic Table, and when I heard the word “Nitrium,” it made me laugh (thinking of Nitrous Oxide). So I looked … 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

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

Manganese Janet Kuypers from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series (#025, Mn) (stemming from “Became a Jungle”, written 05/17/10, with references to “Everything Lives With Her”, written 9/2/06) 3/28/13 I wanted plants around. She always had plants around, everything thrived with her. Ever since she died my home has become a jungle. Let me have … Read more

DNA and Carbon in Asteroids (oh my), bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series by Chicago poet Janet Kuypers

DNA and Carbon, in Asteroids (oh my) Janet Kuypers bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series 3/13/13 You know, us Carbon-based life forms always wonder where we came from, how we got here. And with science on our side, we’ve looked beyond guessing and story telling to find proof in our answers. And … Read more