Thunder and A Southern Rhetoric

Thunder and A Southern Rhetoric Mason-Dixon Lines TW O P O E M S B Y C AT H Y S M I T H B OW E R S ". . . when the land is long given up for dead/ and farmers have disinherited the sky/ for good this time/ it breaks sudden and big as forgiveness." Photograph by Dan Robinson, courtesy of wvlightning.com. THUNDER My husband calls from his month-long trip to California still nursing the anger he left me holding like a small child in the dwindling window of the airport and hears from my side of the continent the crack of thunder. And yes, yes that is what he misses most about South Carolina. Not the dust rising in red puffs above the corn. Not the lakes of carp and catfish turning deep in their tentative dreams of flight. But the way when the land is long given up for dead and farmers have disinherited the sky for good this time it breaks sudden and big as forgiveness. They don't have that here, he says as if he were speaking of grits or Dixie beer or a woman who would stand in a storm holding the receiver to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Thunder and A Southern Rhetoric

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-north-carolina-press/thunder-and-a-southern-rhetoric-6j2fobqbt8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Mason-Dixon Lines TW O P O E M S B Y C AT H Y S M I T H B OW E R S ". . . when the land is long given up for dead/ and farmers have disinherited the sky/ for good this time/ it breaks sudden and big as forgiveness." Photograph by Dan Robinson, courtesy of wvlightning.com. THUNDER My husband calls from his month-long trip to California still nursing the anger he left me holding like a small child in the dwindling window of the airport and hears from my side of the continent the crack of thunder. And yes, yes that is what he misses most about South Carolina. Not the dust rising in red puffs above the corn. Not the lakes of carp and catfish turning deep in their tentative dreams of flight. But the way when the land is long given up for dead and farmers have disinherited the sky for good this time it breaks sudden and big as forgiveness. They don't have that here, he says as if he were speaking of grits or Dixie beer or a woman who would stand in a storm holding the receiver to

Journal

Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jan 2, 2002

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off