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.



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

  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.


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

  4. AnonymousJune 26, 2009

    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?

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

  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


    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.

  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.