Ogden Nash

(August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971 / New York / United States)

A Word To Husbands - Poem by Ogden Nash

To keep your marriage brimming
With love in the loving cup,
Whenever you’re wrong, admit it;
Whenever you’re right, shut up.

Topic(s) of this poem: funny


Comments about A Word To Husbands by Ogden Nash

  • (4/19/2018 6:29:00 PM)


    Oh how I love the poem (Report) Reply

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  • (12/16/2017 4:33:00 PM)


    Poor. It sounds like a cheap ploy to get on the right side of his woman. Say the same thing to a woman and you would rightly be castigated. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Skarpathiotaki (10/18/2017 4:51:00 PM)


    Great and trouhg! (Report) Reply

  • (3/12/2017 8:35:00 AM)


    Ha Ha Ha. Sound advice (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/15/2016 12:00:00 PM)

    tom allport
    happy marriage advice? (Report) Reply

  • Shareq Rahman (12/5/2016 7:40:00 AM)

    Flaterry.
    Flirting and flattery. Sharing the cooking, cleaning and laundry would be a better alternative. (Report) Reply

  • Tapan M. Saren (10/28/2016 11:00:00 AM)


    This advice will help me to live a happy and lovely married-life (Report) Reply

  • Keilah Villasana (4/15/2016 10:33:00 AM)


    i think this whole thing about wives always being right is dumb. i mean come on! i'm a girl yet i'd hate for my husband or significant other just was always like oh no you're right honey it would be boring and it would all just go to your head. so MEN! stand up for your ideas and thoughts. don't let anyone tell you that they are wrong (wife included) (unless it is really bad in which case listen to her) :)) (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case (12/20/2015 9:28:00 AM)


    great advice....if followed, woman might stop complaining so much (Report) Reply

  • Charity Nduhiu (9/15/2015 7:49:00 AM)


    Husbands, this is good advice. Please adhere to it. (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (9/13/2015 3:57:00 AM)


    luv this am going to sing this song a few thousand times till my husband gets it!!! (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/23/2015 9:20:00 PM)


    I am sure that the 'word' will have a universal appeal. Ogden Nash is matchless when we talk of homour. (Report) Reply

  • (4/19/2015 10:51:00 AM)


    so precise (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (3/20/2015 10:32:00 PM)


    Very good wisdom on marriage with short
    and sweet verses, Enjoyed'
    (Report) Reply

  • Elisha Wall (1/19/2015 1:31:00 PM)


    A comic write that inspires practical wisdom. (Report) Reply

  • (6/22/2014 7:29:00 PM)


    ..............this is so true.....always take responsibility for your mistakes...enjoyed this write... (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (9/24/2013 7:56:00 AM)


    Wow. Wonderful it is...loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2012 4:27:00 AM)


    Hahaha! ! ! ! om gosh, i wish i could spend one day in this mans company... nothing beats wit and humour....he's a riot! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2009 1:24:00 AM)


    Great advice.Short and sweet.But no one follows it nowadays. (Report) Reply

  • (11/10/2008 4:45:00 AM)


    Exactly! ! ! A heartwarming masterpiece! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 26, 2014


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