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

  • Doris (6/12/2020 3:52:00 PM)

    I've loved Ogden Nash's poems ever since the time I used to read them at my grandpa's house when I was about six years old (I'm now 81) . This one is funny but it renders good advice.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (6/30/2019 12:40:00 AM)

    hubby
    dictatorship
    in
    the marriage life!


    great 10+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • W E PowersW E Powers (12/18/2018 9:57:00 AM)

    This poem is so much fun!(Report)Reply

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  • Britte NinadBritte Ninad (8/12/2018 3:47:00 AM)

    in wrong - admit all
    in right- shut the mouth! ! !


    yes- funny truly(Report)Reply

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  • Aakadh Panwar (6/11/2018 12:53:00 AM)

    Tooooooooooooooooooooooo short one(Report)Reply

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  • Eltina (4/19/2018 6:29:00 PM)

    Oh how I love the poem(Report)Reply

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  • gavery (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

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

    Great and trouhg!(Report)Reply

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  • Qiniso Mogale (3/12/2017 8:35:00 AM)

    Ha Ha Ha. Sound advice(Report)Reply

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

    happy marriage advice?(Report)Reply

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

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

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

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

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  • Keilah VillasanaKeilah 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

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

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

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

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

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  • Seema JayaramanSeema 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

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish 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

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  • kamara olela (4/19/2015 10:51:00 AM)

    so precise(Report)Reply

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

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

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

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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 26, 2014