Warm Summer Sun Poem by Mark Twain

Warm Summer Sun

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Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night.

Warm Summer Sun
Shelene Navarro 06 May 2012

Great! I love this poem so much. This is one of my all time favorite poems and favorite poets!

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Wahab Abdul 12 December 2013

A particularly heart wrenching epitaph written by Mark Twain, on the tombstone of his wife, Olivia L. Langdon, whom he married in 1870. He was buried alongside her after his demise. All Twain is trying to do is say goodbye to his wife whom he loved dearly. He paints of beautiful picture of the calm scene. The entire poetry is written in a loving, peaceful tone with the most delicate use of adjectives and the kindest emotion. The poem epitomizes his attitude towards his wife and perfectly portrays the love he felt for her. Yet, there is not much sorrow shown. He's picked his words carefully to make sure she'd be remembered not with tears in peoples eyes, but with serene smiles. Towards the end, he wishes her farewell and bids adieu to his most loved companion.

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mark twain 16 May 2019

actully it was my daughter i wrote this for. get it right man.

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AnnieOcco 24 February 2022

I have to differ with you - that epitaph ALWAYS brings tears to my eyes. It expresses such sorrow without being maudlin. At least that's the way I read it. e

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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 12 December 2014

A great write it is.And likes the poem.

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Chinedu Dike 29 July 2022

Powerfully and movingly penned from the heart

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Kumarmani Mahakul 28 July 2022

Warm summer sun, Shine kindly here, Warm southern wind, Blow softly here........ beautiful beginning. Thanks for sharing here.

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R. H. Peat 28 July 2022

A sad poem, Sounds like it's about his daughter. Might at her grave site. I'll research it.

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 05 February 2021

A very heartwarming and lovely write. So mellifluous when read.

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Suryendu Chaudhury 18 October 2020

The poem has a nice soothing feel to it.

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