A narrative poem, more narrative than poetry. An original idea -- and holding. On the stated date, the world is destroyed except for a village of 200 inhabitants. Civilization wiped off the face of the earth. First reactions, then back to a primitive way of life. Community living, made difficult by petty strife. Sickness -- death -- then a future opening up through two marriages. Most have stood the test. Simple blank verse form, effective now and then in its rugged sobriety.