Mark Twain

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

Warm Summer Sun - Poem by Mark Twain

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.

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  • (5/16/2019 5:03:00 PM)

    thanks mon for the support (Report)Reply

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  • (4/7/2019 10:02:00 PM)

    They told me to write your name. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/27/2018 4:33:00 PM)

    This should not be credited only to Mark Twain. He based it on a poem by Robert RIchardson titled Annette. On Twain's daughter's grave stone, the poem as written above was credited to Mr Richardson, although it was modified by Mr Twain. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/5/2018 2:49:00 PM)

    I saw this recently as an inscription on someone's headstone in Mississippi. (Report)Reply

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    (5/25/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Was this at the Greenwood Cemetery in Yazoo City?

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  • (12/7/2017 2:45:00 PM)

    it was so sweet and kind (Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/26/2017 8:04:00 AM)

    Simple and lovely......... (Report)Reply

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  • (12/28/2015 1:08:00 PM)

    Beautifully simple, a pretty hopeful, happy poem. I wonder the reason, the exact thing that happened, that compelled Twain to write such a good poem. Not the greatest poem out there by any means but nonetheless is a decent poem that any poet should be happy to have written. (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Plese (1/2/2015 9:32:00 PM)

    Quite Hypnotic in imagery. I enjoy this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/12/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    A great write it is.And likes the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/12/2014 8:29:00 AM)

    A great write it is.And likes the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (12/12/2013 10:18:00 AM)

    Very nice
    Paints a peaceful, gorg scene
    Inspiring me to write..

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  • Wahab Abdul (12/12/2013 12:59:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

    (5/16/2019 5:21:00 PM)

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

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  • (5/6/2012 6:42:00 PM)

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

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 30, 2011

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