by Anne Engelen

Originally two totally different components:

  you        and         me

Heated by love, our souls melted into one.

Changing their properties,

forming an unprecedented solidity.


No diffraction, nor diffusion

can disengage the original elements from this compound.


Once you and me.

Now forever “us”

through simple chemistry.


Posted on 09/20/2004
Copyright © 2024 Anne Engelen

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mike Loftis on 09/21/04 at 12:22 AM

Very clever romanticism.

Posted by Anita Mac on 09/21/04 at 02:16 AM

This is very cute and clever, not as cliche as the idea of "chemistry" can be. I like it! ~Nita

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 09/21/04 at 03:22 AM

An exotic compound. Good one Annie....Charlie

Posted by Christina Bruno on 09/21/04 at 04:10 AM

very creative. i was good in chemistry in high school. i think i'm pretty bad at it at real life. negatives and positives...mm hmm lol brilliant, as usual

Posted by Karl Waldbauer on 09/21/04 at 04:45 AM

Long ago one of the giant chemical corps. (DuPont or Dow) used the slogan "Better Living Through Chemistry". You described the real thing, Anne, and it feels like love. Karl

Posted by JD Clay on 09/21/04 at 01:15 PM

Potent poetry, Anne. You've become the alchemist, by the sting of cupid's arrow. Pe4ce...

Posted by Rula Shin on 09/21/04 at 02:43 PM

"simple chemistry" - ah yes and as JD suggests, who is a better alchemist than the lover who simply IS LOVE. Beautiful as always Anne. :-)

Posted by Charles J Hannan on 09/21/04 at 08:30 PM

This is a sweet poem, honey....wonderfully written!....MUAHS!!

Posted by David R Spellman on 09/21/04 at 10:12 PM

I have to agree with Karl that you've really put forth here the true chemistry of better living. Excellent!

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 09/22/04 at 01:39 AM

Really wonderful chemistry. That is what a committed couple should be -- complimenting and completing each other. Reminds me of scripture which says two (man and woman) become one! Wonderful writing!

Posted by Jack Lanier on 09/22/04 at 06:07 PM

I can see the grat "lab chemist" of all at work. Great read!!:) Jack

Posted by Kenneth Lau on 09/23/04 at 08:54 PM

Heheh, tis very creative, it was fun to read. I liked how you did the huge space between you and me. ;) Also the last stanza is very catchy

Posted by Sarah Graves on 09/24/04 at 08:33 PM

This is a very gentle and romantic piece.. well done Anne..

Posted by Brett Shane on 10/03/04 at 08:49 AM

wow anne... your writing never ceases to amaze me..

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 10/07/04 at 11:32 AM

what charge of chemistry to gore the matador, ole!

Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/18/04 at 02:54 PM

Clever and touching poem, Anne. It speaks volumes about intimacy and commitment in just a few words. Well done, my dear.

Posted by Steven Kenworthy on 12/11/05 at 07:10 AM

poems like this just MAKE you want to be in love. a gorgeous and scientific breakdown of something that is so much bigger than science itself. it's so chemistry class to read this that it feels like i should have my nose in a book with two pretty faces looking back at me. awesome poem anne.

Posted by Maria Massarella on 11/07/07 at 08:19 AM

Birds outside my window tweet sweetly in agreement to the wonder-chemistry of your poem, Anne ... much like the golden azures of the day. What delight it is to find you POTD! I adore the simplicity of your chemistry ... *knuffels

Posted by Maria Massarella on 11/07/07 at 08:24 AM

eh ... not that the golden azures 'tweet' but that they are in agreement for the wonder ... *smiles

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/07/07 at 07:17 PM

Congrats on POTD Anne. Excellent choice! Witty analogy. I can see that I somehow missed this one when you posted it in 2004, so glad I finally got to read it. Adds to favourites. :o)

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 11/07/07 at 08:14 PM

The best kind of chemistry there is. Congratulations on POTD! WOO HOO! Let's hear it for love and all those who are in it.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 11/07/07 at 11:33 PM

In perfect balance...the placement of you and me could not be better. I love and know the feeling-- of "changing properties" that make possible that unprecedented solidity"... the "forever" ""us""... so beautiful... and in my favorites. Thank you, potd!!

Posted by Charles E Minshall on 11/07/07 at 11:37 PM

Congratulations on poem of the day Anne. A truly great love is like that.....Charlie

Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 11/08/07 at 02:57 AM

Congrats on POTD! Well deserved for such a great work...I like the romance behind it. ~JPP

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