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Credit note: "The End of the World" was published in Victor J. Daley's collection Wine and Roses (Angus and Robertson, 1911) and was included in The Stars Like Sand: Australian Speculative Poetry, which I co-edited with P. S. Cottier (IP, 2014). The Stars Like Sand is available from the publisher and from amazon.com.au. If you're on Facebook, please Like its Facebook page for launch photos and special offers!
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Tim says: We included a number of poems from the 19th and early 20th centuries in The Stars Like Sand. Of those, this is my personal favourite - for its succinctly expressed moral, and for the wonderfully dismissive image on which it closes.
The Tuesday Poem: is edited this week by P.S. Cottier - and the poem Two Lips Went Shopping by Lizz Murphy (another Stars Like Sand contributor!) and the editor's notes do a brilliant job of representing for the shorter poem!