The periodic table in haiku

Science Magazine has this wonderful table of the elements rendered in haiku by Mary Soon Lee.

A review of the Periodic Table composed of 119 science haiku, one for each element, plus a closing haiku for element 119 (not yet synthesized). The haiku encompass astronomy, biology, chemistry, history, physics, and a bit of whimsical flair.

Child of aging stars,
however brightly you burn
they will not return.

Anvil, axe, nail, plow,
engine, railway, factory.
Servant, friend, partner.

This is not a name.
This is a spelling error.
Or a Scrabble bluff.

Read the rest here.

[H/t Steve Wiggins]

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