Monday, 25 July 2016

Poetry Revisited: Warm Summer Sun by Mark Twain

Warm Summer Sun

(eulogy to the author's daughter Olivia Susan Clemens
adapted from the poem entitled Annette by Robert Richardson
and engraved on her headstone: 1896)

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.

Mark Twain (1835–1910)
pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens
American author and humorist


  1. I didn't know he lost a daughter.

    1. Well, we all know the works of important writers like Mark Twain, but their grief and worries have remained private - unless they chose to digest them in their books.


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