Warm summer sun shine kindly here

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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.” 

Inscription on the gravestone of Olivia Susan “Susy” Clemens (1872 – 1896).

From the poem ‘Annette’ by Robert Richardson, adapted by Susy’s heartbroken father Mark Twain.

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