Ode to Mendeleev

A man named Mendeleev, Dimitri

Set his mind to work so completely,

He invented a table

With which he was able

To organize elements neatly.

With inquisitive mind now abated,

He made some predictions and waited,

Until such a day

In some such a way

The elements were found as he stated.

Dimitri was hailed a prophet,

To which he replied, O come off it!

I am sure you can see

Just as plainly as me,

One can read my predictions right off it.

[We found this little poem in our files and to our knowledge, it has not been published inĀ Chem 13 News. Based on an internet search, we believe the late George Konopski was a teacher at Fayetteville-Manlius, Manlius NY]