In Poems

Marta Martinez Alonso

Basic metal in the table,
but not in transition,
Bi as your label
close to the new addition.

The characteristic shape
as you grow so fast,
and your iridescent cape,
which is your oxide
place you, with pride,
in the cutest cast
of the elements worldwide.

This is Bismuth
low toxic and cheap
that’s the truth,
this element keep(s).


About the Author

I’m Marta, a postdoctoral researcher in Julia Weinstein’s group in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. I’m working in the synthesis of organometallic complexes as photosensitizers in photodynamic therapy (PDT).
I’m a riddle lover, and apparently I win something in all draws, bingos and raffles!