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

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ogden Nash's poem A Word To Husbands


  1. C D Aaron says:

    I am pretty sure that the original version reads “…love in it’s loving cup”

    • American Poems says:

      As far as I have been able to ascertain the original does read “love in the loving cup”. That’s subtly different to “its loving cup”, but wouldn’t really change the meaning of the poem.

  2. Anonymous says:

    This poem is Funny!

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