The Periodic Table of Elements Presented as Interactive Haikus

British poet and spec­u­la­tive fic­tion writer recent­ly got a lit­tle cre­ative with the Peri­od­ic Table, writ­ing one haiku for each ele­ment.


Show-steal­ing diva,
throw your­self at any­one,
decked out in dia­monds.


Locked in rock and sand,
age upon age
await­ing the dig­i­tal dawn.


Dead­ly bone seek­er
released by Fukushi­ma;
your sweet days long gone.

You can access the com­plete Ele­men­tal haiku here.

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  • Ian Miller says:

    This is real­ly inter­est­ing. i am writ­ing a paper on the Peri­od­ic Table. I would have liked it bet­ter if you men­tioned tita­ni­um as it being my favorite ele­ment. if i were to rate this arti­cle, I would give it a 4 star.


  • kaileb says:

    i real­ly like the because it tell you more about the ele­ments and i have more infor­ma­tion about ele­ment

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