A Haiku for Every Element in the Periodic Table
Poetry for the science-minded.
Sometimes, when science and art get together, the results can be just plain-old delightful. Here’s one such case: Elemental Haiku.
The folks at Science have invited people to tweet a haiku for each element in the periodic table. If you’d like to submit one, use the hashtag #ChemHaiku. Or feel free to hover over (desktop) or tap (mobile device) an element to see its current haiku.
They range from cosmic hydrogen (H):
Your single proton
Water. Life. star fuel.
To the inspirational Argon (Ar):
They named you lazy,
But it takes great strength to resist.
To stand by. To shield.
To the heartfelt longing of potassium (K):
Leftmost seat, fourth row
Yearning for the halogens
On the other side.
To the caustic, snooty carbon (C):
Throw yourself at anyone.
Decked out in diamonds.
To the hilarious poser Yytrium (Y):
That is not a name.
That is a spelling error.
Or a Scrabble bluff.
Go and have some fun
Click and tap, amuse yourself.
Tweet one of your own.
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