Mark Twain Poems
- Warm Summer Sun Warm summer sun, Shine kindly ...
- Genius Genius, like gold and precious stones, is chiefly ...
- O Lord, Our Father O Lord, our father, Our young patriots, ...
- To Jennie Good-bye! a kind good-bye, I bid you now, my ...
- Those Annual Bills These annual bills! these annual ...
- Ode To Stephen Dowling Bots, D... And did young Stephen ...
- The Aged Pilot Man On the Erie Canal, it was, All on a ...
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American author and humorist. He is most noted for his novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876), and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), the latter often called "the Great American Novel."
Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion's newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure ... more »
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''“If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything.”''
''“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” ''
''“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”''
''“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
''“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.” ''
Warm Summer Sun
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.