The legendary author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day turns her attention to marriage in a collection of poems that explores the peeves and pleasures of a long marriage...and what lies beyond.Judith Viorst began publishing poetry in the 1960s in New York magazine, and since then, her works have celebrated life’s milestones with wit and poignanThe legendary author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day turns her attention to marriage in a collection of poems that explores the peeves and pleasures of a long marriage...and what lies beyond.Judith Viorst began publishing poetry in the 1960s in New York magazine, and since then, her works have celebrated life’s milestones with wit and poignancy. Married for fifty-five years, she now casts a rueful, experienced eye on the amusing annoyances and deep satisfactions of a long marriage...and what a couple must inevitably confront together.Enriched by Stephen Campbell’s charming, full-color illustrations, this touching, wise, and funny book will surely bring a smile of recognition to anyone who has been in a long marriage. A wonderful gift for a parent, a grandparent, or your own eternal someone, Wait for Me is a celebration of the lasting power of married love....
|Title||:||Wait for Me: And Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage|
|Number of Pages||:||96 Pages|
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Wait for Me: And Other Poems About the Irritations and Consolations of a Long Marriage Reviews
If you have been married for a while or are looking for a gift for someone who is, you may appreciate what you see captured in these poems. Some of the poems are funny. Some of them are written from the idea that familiarity breeds comtempt while others reflect the comfort of a long-standing relationship. One of my favorites is entitled Nice and tells of being fortunate enough to be with someone who is also happily behind in technology and is expanding in other ways with you. The book is a gift-sized hardback with plenty of illustrations. (I received this in a goodreads giveaway.)
This is a fun read about the day-to-day things found in a marriage. I especially liked the poem entitled "And a Few More Issues" that is subtitled "Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can't sleep with the window shut and a woman who can't sleep with the window open." (Quote by George Bernard Shaw) "So how can it possibly beThat we've lasted this longWhen it is so hard to agree on who's rightAnd who's wrong?"So many of these poems are right on target! I enjoyed this short collection.
This small book can be enjoyed in one sitting or savored a bit at a time. The author has been married for 55 years. I think anyone who has been in a long marriage would smile or nod in agreement over many of the verses. The verses begin with entertaining quotes from others tied to the subject of the verse and the illustration work is very good. I'd recommend this as a sweet gift to a couple on a milestone anniversary.I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
I enjoyed the poems, though I thought the illustrations seemed amateurish. I always thought of Viorst as a children's-book author, and she is, but she excels in poetry and other types of writing as well.
The short poems looking at marriage are interesting and sometimes amusing. The longer musing about where one partner would find the other who died first is somewhat sad and understandably not a subject most people want to discuss. Definitely bittersweet.
Humorous little book of poetry about long (really long) term marriages/relationships. Very cute, made me laugh.this was a goodreads giveaway
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An amusing and sometimes surprisingly touching book of poetry about long-term marriage. I will be looking for more of her poetry.
This is a delightful collection of poems about the joys and challenges of a long marriage. Jane and I saw ourselves on just about every page.
utterly charming and spot on!