CARBON ~ makes me smile

Diamond ~ Graphite versatile

one so hard ~ one soft


as BIOCHEMISTS will explain ! 


IRON builds modern

Megacities ~ cars boats trains

pollute the sea and land

CHINA and the USA 

won't have Air Pollution banned !



in the air we breath ~ but part


from which ENZYMES we conceive

life's catalysts OK from DNA


GOLD is precious ~ it

catches the eye ~ GOLD's durable

and will never die

Dress a lady in only GOLD

I'll cuddle her ~ she'll never catch cold !


OXYGEN is gassy

keeps all living things alive

keeps Ladies sassy

so keep breathing ~ never skive

it boosts LOVE and sexual drive !



GENIUS ~ who found RA~DI~UM

powerful radiation

and great expectation  ~ cure

for cancer is sure to come !


Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ S & B XOX


There are 92 naturally occurring ELEMENTS ~ HYDROGEN

to URANIUM ~ We chose SIX ! Three very important non~

metals  CARBON ~ NITROGEN ~ OXYGEN all essential for

LIFE and three very different METALS ~ IRON which is the

main constituent of STEEL ~ GOLD every Lady's favorite  

metal ! and RADIUM ~ an important radioactive element.

Most of the POEMS are perfect 5 7 5 7 7 Tankas but some

are SUPA~TANKAS which help us to distribute OIL round

Planet Earth ~ Thanks for reading ~ Love SANTITA & BRIAN     



  • Goldfinch60

    This really took me back, I was an analytical chemist at the start of my career and the number of elements in the Periodic Table was only 104.


      YES ANDY ~ The Chemical Elements ~ there are now 118 ~ most of the transuranics are man made in the big cyclatron @ Berkley California hence some of their names ! Being a Chemical Historian I am very pleased some are named after exceptional Chemist's like MENDELEEV ~ The Father of the PERIODIC TABLE ! In 1906 he turned upon the Curie's doorstep to thanksthem for disovering RADIUM ~ which he has predicted and called eka~BARIUM ! Pleased it tweaked your memory ! Yours S & B

    • orchidee

      Good write there. Doh! I was OK until I got to the oxygen verse, then I needed some cos of a swoon!
      Also, I tried doing without oxygen for 24 hours - a whole day. It was rather bad for my health. I'm dead now! oohh.

      • BRIAN & ANGELA

        THANKS ANDY ~ THE MANTRA is Keep breathing ~ drinking ~ eating ! Three weeks without FOOD ~ three days without WATER ~ BUT only three minutes without OXYGEN ~ Thanks GOD its FREE and 21% of the Air we all breath ! Thanks for another DROLLITY ! Yours SANTITA & BRIAN

        • orchidee

          Well, I'm Steve. I dunno if Andy tried not breathing for 24 hours!

        • FredPeyer

          Well done, you two! But the subject matter is something I don't want to see in my spare time. Have enough to do with it during working hours!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            THANKS FRED ~ Your point has been noted and sent to the MPS THOUGHT POLICE ! The PERIODIC TABLE is one of most iconic images of the Scientific Enlightenment (AD 1800 ~ 2000) and thus is very apt for a Poetry Forum ! Our next POETIC COLLABORATION is on "The History of the Bicycle" Being Science & Technology Majors we want to bring a little "Real Culture" to MPS ~ Space this Watch ~ We still love you SANTITA & BRIAN XOX

          • Michael Edwards

            Great tankas - congrats to you both.

            • BRIAN & ANGELA

              THANKS MICHAEL ~ Great Subject and inventive minds ~ always produces a great collaboration ! Pleased it ticked your box ~ Yours SANTITA & BRIAN

            • Christina8

              Hi Brian! Nice tankas. You both did very well in this together. I'm not that old but I swear I don't remember a few of these elements in the periodic table! Very good Brian and Santita!

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Thanks CHRIS ~ Pleased you liked it ! The Table of the 92 natural Elements was completed in 1939 with the discovery of FRANCIUM (87) so FRANCE got her element just as POLAND got hers when Marie Curie isolated POLONIUM (84) in 1898. We now have 25 Transuranic Elements (93 ~ 118) an more are added each decade ~ nothing is sacred any more. As a NURSE I am sure you appreciated the inclusion of C N & O which together with HYDROGEN (H) form the structures of the millions of the known Organic Compounds many of which are found in living organisms and drugs. Iron is the most important metal in Modern Technology and is also at the heart of the haemoglobin molecule which transports oxygen in the blood ! RADIUM represents the radioactive ELEMENTS and GOLD is oldest metal known to MAN. Thanks for your comments ~ Big Hugs ~ SANTITA & BRIAN

                • Christina8

                  Well as you know we mostly deal with Na, K+, Mg, etc to get people stabilized with their electrolytes. After that, I have forgotten alot of the periodic table. Thanks for the in depth reply!

                • malubotelho

                  What a lovely gift from you two. This is beautiful and fun too. I was watching the series about Einstein the genius not long ago. I love to study and my main interest now is the quantum physics but I like chemistry too. I dye fabrics and need to use some chemicals to make it stabilized. Like to use organic dyes home made for just small amount of fabric. Thanks Brian and Santita.

                  • BRIAN & ANGELA

                    OBRIGADO MAMEA MALU ~ I teach Applied Science and all my students appreciate the Beauty and Mystery of Chemistry ~ SANTITA & I are Science Wizards from the Labs if HOGWARTS ! Pleased you enjoyed it ~ love all your comments ~ ABRAJOS E BEIJOS DE SANTITA E BRIAN XOXOX

                  • Azura Nightsong

                    I dunno I like silver and bismuth hehe. Chemistry is fun, and there are many fascinating elements.

                    • BRIAN & ANGELA

                      Thanks AZURA ~ I adore SILVER and all the very elegant "Silver Shops in Mexico " blew my mind and I bought loads. BISMUTH is good for tummy pains so i always "Mind my own BISMTH !" Pleased it rang your BELL ! Hugs & Kisses ~ SANTITA & BRIAN XOXOX

                    • Candlewitch

                      hello you two!

                      informational and smooth flowing.disturbing about the USA and China! is there any hope?

                      *hugs, Cat

                      • BRIAN & ANGELA

                        THANKS CAT ~ Pleased you liked our Academic Collaboration ! As far as CO2 emissions are concerned the worst offenders (due to their large populations) are: China ~ USA ~ Russia ~ India ~ Japan HOWEVER The Annual CO2 production per person is different Saudi Arabia ~ Australia ~ USA ~ Canada ~ Russia ! NO there is NO HOPE because Nations refuse to reduce their emissions ! I shall be 90 in 2073 so I hope the Planet is still habitable ! Hugs & Kisses ~ SANTITA & BRIAN XOXOX

                      • Tony36

                        Great writes

                        • BRIAN & ANGELA

                          Thanks TONY ~ Pleased you liked ~ Yours SANTITA & BRIAN

                          • Tony36


                          • BRIAN & ANGELA

                            HOLA HERMOSA SANTITA ~ Gracias por Tu Collaboracion en este Poema. To collalborate on the ELEMENTS was your idea initially ~ i don't think you realised there we so many (Broma privata !) BUT we selected three each and the outcome is Perfect ! SIX of my FAVORITE ELEMENTS in one Tanked Up Poem ~ AWESOME ! Besos y Abrazos Poeticas ~ BRIAN XOXOX Brian Afficionado de Haiku ~ Senryu ~ Tankas XOXOX

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