10 November 2017

Elemental Haiku

Do you know what is a Haiku?
"Haiku" is a traditional form of Japanese poetry.  Haiku poems consist of 3 lines.  The first and last lines of a Haiku have 5 syllables and the middle line has 7 syllables.  The lines rarely rhyme.

So, I thought it would be interesting to share with you this original Periodic Table (Elemental Haiku) composed of 119 scientific 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.




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