Campus Units

English

Document Type

Creative Writing

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2011

Journal or Book Title

Quavering Between Song and Story: Essays for the 21st Century

First Page

167

Last Page

176

Abstract

Footage of a tornado this spring morning on The Weather Channel. Tuberous as a taproot, it dips, retracts, stretches thin, then holds, taut as a sprung coil. Dark topsoil rises in spinning wisps as the funnel makes contact with the ground, widens, then moves like a vacuum across flat, unfortunate Kansas.

Comments

Originally published as “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Weather.” Quavering Between Song and Story: Essays for the 21st Century. Ed. Sheryl St. Germain. Autumn House Press, 2011: 167-176. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Debra Marquart

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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