Atomic Numbers – Bill Jenkinson

Bill Jenkinson Oxford Stanza Two

Bill Jenkinson
Oxford Stanza Two

To Henry Gwyn Jeffreys Moseley, 1887-1915, Physicist, who ordered the Elements.

Atomic Numbers

27 Cobalt, goblin’s metal – the years he had

10 Neon, noble gas – the fatal day in August

4 Beryllium the gem stone – times ten: the months he had for science

3 Lithium the lightest metal – his own papers

2 Helium the bright – his eyes unblinking

1 Hydrogen the plentiful – life

© Bill Jenkinson, October 2015

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