Warm Summer Sun

By Mark Twain 1835–1910 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.

Adapted from Robert Richardson's poem “Annette.”

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Poet Mark Twain 1835–1910

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

Subjects Living, Summer, Nature, Marriage & Companionship, Sorrow & Grieving, Death

 Mark  Twain

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Samuel Langhorne Clemens is better known as Mark Twain, the distinguished novelist, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and literary critic who ranks among the great figures of American literature. Twain was born in Florida, Missouri, in 1835, and moved during his childhood to Hannibal, Missouri, on the banks of the Mississippi River. Young Twain reveled in life along the Mississippi, a river busy with steamboat activity, . . .

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SUBJECT Living, Summer, Nature, Marriage & Companionship, Sorrow & Grieving, Death

POET’S REGION U.S., New England

SCHOOL / PERIOD Victorian

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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