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Anthony Meijer

Higgledy Piggledy
Auer von Welsbach saw
Lanthanides all in one
Rock from a mine

He found the element
Named cause its oxide is
Leek-green in shine


About the Author

I’m Anthony and I’m Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at the University of Sheffield. My favourite poet is Drs. P, whose favourite type of poem (and inspiration for this poem!) was the Ollekebolleke, a Dutch take on the “Double Dactyl”. He even wrote the announcement of his own death in this verse style!