Be it Ever so Humble, poem by Kerfe Roig (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series)

My contribution to the “When I Moved” series from Silver Birch Press

Silver Birch Press

roig_moveBe It Ever So Humble
by Kerfe Roig

No house is home I won’t be
hanging my hat it
will remain in hand ever
ready or tossed so
casually waiting humble
on boxes right there
boxes piled between what is
temporary no
more than just a resting place
a stop that looks like
moving day no house is home

IMAGE: “Move,” collage by Kerfe Roig.

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: Currently living in my 18th residence, I still have unpacked boxes, and boxes in storage, from the last move. Most of my moves have been as an adult, within New York City, so although the particular address changes, and the unpacking is always uncompleted, the city itself feels very much like home.
If you look at the last word of each line, you will see that I created my shovel poem with the sentence “be it ever so humble there…

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19 responses to “Be it Ever so Humble, poem by Kerfe Roig (WHEN I MOVED Poetry and Prose Series)”

  1. Jodi says :

    Oh I LOVE this!! And that is so cool how each sentence’s last word creates that line! So true this is too! Awesome!

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Wonderful poem, and so clever the way you incorporated the saying, as well.
    (And congratulations for having your poem selected by Silver Birch Press.)
    Your collage certainly conveys a move. 🙂

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  3. rivrvlogr says :

    There’s probably a hat for each residence/move.

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  4. Sand Salt Moon says :

    The boxes and tape – perfect for this collage!

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  5. Claudia McGill says :

    Extra extra like. Just extra. Fantastic poem and collage and together.

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  6. Jennifer G. Knoblock says :

    Love the use of the golden shovel–it keeps the lines moving, just like you 🙂

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  7. davekingsbury says :

    Fresh slant on the acrostic idea … and dig the masking tape!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. sheldonk2014 says :

    You explanation is really
    All that
    Great piece

    Liked by 1 person

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