Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poetry Slam

Cheri at Blog This Mom commented yesterday on the death of my dishwasher:

Any KitchenAid death diminishes me, because my dishes are in this model too, and therefore never send to know for whom the repairman tolls; it tolls for thee.

My apologies to John Donne.


Apparently I am not the only one who waxes poetic over household appliances.

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8 comments:

  1. What the heck!!! Is was only 2 years old?? I won't be buying any kitchenaid dishwasher!!!

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  2. Why stop now? I challenge your other readers to do some blender Browning, oven Plath, microwave Cummings, and perhaps even some BBQ Frost. This could be fun.

    Or I could shut up.

    Either way.

    ;-)

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  3. oven Plath? Oh, you are one sick puppy...

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  4. Cheri inspires me, but my brain is overwrought with new car (used car) buying, WW tracking, and a work weekend at the local church camp -- plus an unfinished newsletter.
    Can I get a rain check on this model?

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  5. "Oven Plath" is pretty...um...appropriate?
    I like the idea, though.
    Myabe I'll work on "Stopping by My Freezer on a Snowy Evening"...with appologies to Robert Frost...
    Pax.

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  6. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a dishwasher full of dirty dishes, will break down at the most inopportune time.

    From: Grime & Prejudice

    -or-

    How about a little Poe?

    Once upon a midnight dreary
    Dinner's done and I am weary
    Load the glasses then the plates
    Silverware is in, the pots: they can wait
    I shut the door and press the button
    But that dang thing, it ain't a runnin'
    From deep inside there is a clanking, clanking
    And my head I begin a banging, banging
    Run the dishwasher? Nevermore.

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  7. Awesome, I'm not much of a poet, but if I find time, I'm sure I have enough broken appliances to use as material.

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