“When the Earth was sick”

(notes edited by John McGivering)

Publication

The heading to “The Other Man” in Plain Tales from the Hills. Collected in Definitive Verse and later collections with an extra stanza, and as the heading over “The Last Relief” which appeared in Harpers Weekly of 25 April, 1891/

The poem

The poem echoes the macabre theme of the story.

[J.McG.]

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