Ode To a Powerball


    Ode To A Powerball™

    By David Lebovitz

    I think that I shall never see,
    A Powerball™ as lovely as ici.

    The rosy ball ensures success
    Against my dishes, which entered a mess.

    Inside the dishwasher, so full it is scary,
    But I just press the button! Could I be more merry?

    A sudsy froth, I’m sure it will yield,
    Behind the closed door, its fate has been sealed.

    An unequaled tablet, whose gift is released,
    Round and round goes each cycle, until all has ceased.

    Without it I know that my life would be worse,
    Washing dishes by hand is indeed quite a curse.

    A mess is made daily by fools just like me,
    So I give thanks to Calgon, for they make what you see.

    (…with apologies to Joyce Kilmer, 1886-1918)

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  • January 12, 2006 3:31am

    wow, is there no end to your talent? *amazed*

  • January 12, 2006 7:46am

    Well done!!! Is there more where this came from?

  • January 12, 2006 8:22am

    Very fun. Lil is right, you are amazingly talented.

  • Alisa
    January 12, 2006 8:27am

    I laughed as soon as I saw the photo!
    All hail the power ball!

  • AlliK
    January 12, 2006 9:06am

    It’s hard to wake up after a long sleepy night/

    But I know there’ll be a treat waiting for me on your site./

    Your descriptions of Paris and food help me cope/

    And yes, that includes this ode to the soap!

  • January 12, 2006 11:28am

    You have a DISHWASHER?
    so do I, his name is Andrea!

  • January 12, 2006 1:31pm

    Jason: Yes, there’s more stuff in my head. But you don’t really want see what’s really in there, do you?

    Alisa: Amen, sister..!

    Alli: LOVED the poem. Thanks for the (very hearty!) chuckle. Super poem.

    Diva: I know some men name their, um, thingy’s…but I never heard of anyone naming their dishwasher. You wacky Italians!

  • Jesse
    January 12, 2006 2:24pm

    I wish I had a dishwasher. :(

    What’s a powerball?

  • January 12, 2006 5:26pm


    I’ve tagged you for the This Year I Dare meme.


  • Abby
    January 12, 2006 5:52pm

    Better (almost) than the Chocolate Almond Buttercrunch toffee…and that’s saying something.

  • January 12, 2006 8:14pm

    Does the food blogging world have a Poet Laureate yet??? If not I nominate you!

  • January 13, 2006 2:26am

    I didn’t name my dishwasher, I married him!
    you wacko!

  • January 13, 2006 6:00am

    Ahaha, so much fun. My dad is always having fun by imitating the woman in the ad spot by saying ‘la pover bole’.

    Thanx again for making me laugh.

  • michele
    January 15, 2006 11:41pm

    I love the writing.