Genius, like gold and precious stones,
is chiefly prized because of its rarity.
by Mark Twain
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29 Mar 09:25
still not dead Mark? .......
Anil Kumar Panda
29 Mar 10:28
A classic poem from a great poet. Enjoyed thoroughly the way he penned down the characteristics of a genius.Loved it.10++++++++
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29 Mar 06:12
Ah, Mark Twain, love it! But there is a typo in the second stanza. It should be 'dash off' (not of) .
29 Mar 05:35
Wonderful words by the amazing writer.
29 Mar 02:13
I would like a genius who restrain. I would like his way as long as he is not fake.
29 Mar 01:32
A great satire, full of humor and a glowing tribute to so called genius for traits displayed by genius which are not tune with practical life and sanity.
Ramesh T A
29 Mar 01:00
If he hangs on and sticks to poetry, notwithstanding sawing wood comes handier to him, he is a true genius. Such a one sure is a genius!
Robert M Smith
29 Mar 12:40
Great humour in this fright of a write.
Bernard F. Asuncion
29 Mar 12:35
One of the top poems of Mark Twain.........
15 Feb 11:07
yeet that wheat then yeet that as neat as the last yeet for the yeet that is the most yeeted is the most praised.
27 May 2018 09:28
Nice and good poem
22 May 2018 11:57
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22 May 2018 11:57
Hi I wrote this and thanks for the compliments
29 Mar 2018 10:20
Mark Twain was a true genius of literature.
29 Mar 2018 07:49
Hahaha it makes me feel real good! Such good humor and satire!
29 Mar 2018 03:45
The last stanza is the real marker along the path, showing the way...
29 Mar 2018 02:57
I have read the biting humor, the gentle humor, the rollicking humor, and the snarky humor in Mark Twain's short stories and his novels, now I get to read it in poetry. He is an American literary jewel- I wouldn't dare say an American literary genius after reading his expose of the species!
29 Mar 2018 02:47
A satire. These sort of geniuses irked Mark Twain.
Edward Kofi Louis
29 Mar 2018 02:32
Of all the different signs! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.