The Poet's Wife Poem by valentin savin

The Poet's Wife

Rating: 5.0

The Poet's Wife
Wife grumbles all day through:
"Just look, writes poems, idiot!
His brain's got really crooked.
The house needs fixing up a lot.

You should've planted the garden
The Spring is in its prime".
The husband howled: "Pardon,
My Spring's a winter time! "

Her grumbling makes him mad.
He's feeling so queasy,
That he doesn't write, feels bad.
The life of the Poet isn't easy.

As soon as the wife's mood changes
The Poet becomes an Angel.
Toils all Summer and Autumn
And can't lift up his bottom.

His wife seems to have changed.
She is no more a stranger.
Becomes again his own:
To be plucked, sniffed, and thrown.

But with the Winter's coming
The Poet writes still more.
The wife renewed her humming:
"I've got myself a bore! "

Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: humorous
This is an English translation of my own Russian poem written twelve years ago. My special thanks to Bri Edward member of PH for his most valuable observations
Bernard F. Asuncion 31 July 2018

Such a great humorous write, Valentin..10+++

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Valentin Savin 31 July 2018

Thank you, dear Bernard' for the highest evaluation of my poem.

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The plight of most of the poets portrayed nicely.Enjoyed reading the poem.

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Subhas Chandra Chakra 04 September 2023

You create a poetic mood on any theme. Amazing.

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Jagdish Singh Ramána 04 March 2019

a lovely and beautiful poem, sir! " As soon as the wife's mood changes The poet becomes an Angel." - beautiful and humorous lines. i enjoyed it very much.

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valentin savin 04 March 2019

Thank you very much, Jagdish, for your nice comment. I'm just happy.

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Poetry Lover 27 January 2019

Great sense of humour. Enjoyed reading.

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Valentin Savin 27 January 2019

Thank you very much.

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Bri Edwards 23 January 2019

Ahha! yes, i recall 'helping' you on this one. it should be sung to a hard-driving tune, and broadcast the world over. of course i'll accept some of your royalties! ! to MyPoemList. bri edwardS! hee-hee :) 'hang in there' fellow husband.

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Valentin Savin 02 January 2019

Wives are strange creatures. When everything in the house is good, they do not like something. We have to endure. God endures us and tells us to endure.

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