Mark Twain

(November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910 / Florida, Missouri)

Mark Twain Poems

1. A Man Hired By John Smith And Co 2/3/2015
2. A Sweltering Day In Australia 8/31/2010
3. The Aged Pilot Man 8/31/2010
4. Ode To Stephen Dowling Bots, Dec'D 8/31/2010
5. Those Annual Bills 8/31/2010
6. To Jennie 8/31/2010
7. O Lord, Our Father 8/31/2010
8. Warm Summer Sun 11/30/2011
9. Genius 8/31/2010
Best Poem of Mark Twain


Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.

Geniuses are people who dash of weird, wild,
incomprehensible poems with astonishing facility,
and get booming drunk and sleep in the gutter.

Genius elevates its possessor to ineffable spheres
far above the vulgar world and fills his soul
with regal contempt for the gross and sordid things of earth.

It is probably on account of this
that people who have genius
do not pay their board, as a general thing.

Geniuses are very singular.

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