As the poems we have read so far have shown, every person leaves some sort of mark on their homes. These marks tell stories about the people who have lived there, and about the people who are currently living there. Not all imprints are big things such as; wall-paper or paint choices, furniture or appliance choices, and outdoor garden choices. Some imprints are as small as leaving an initial carved in the wood somewhere or a specific stain on the floor in the dining room. In the case of "Home Burial" the little mound outside where the child was buried is a specific imprint that tells of the loss of a little person. In "The Abandoned Farmhouse," the things left behind by the family is an imprint that tells a story. Additionally, the way that the author recites this poem really gives life to these objects so that they are able to tell the stories behind the imprints that they leave.
Even though one of the poems we read gives a specific quote about what home is. I would like to leave you all with one from this man:
"We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us."
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