Join our Mums' Poem

mum poem image by Caroline DaviesRelease your inner poet!

Take a minute to add a line to this group 'kenning' poem started by Penzance WILD mums and Anna Maria Murphy.

A kenning is a simple poem that works like a riddle – you describe a subject without ever naming it. How would you describe 'a mum' in just two or three descriptive words?

Click on the 'join in' button above to add your line. (If it still says 'join us' you need to register first).

We asked poets to curate their own versions of this poem as part of our travelling exhibition: Story of Mum: Mums making an exhibition of ourselves. Watch some of the performances here.

The poem changes order whenever you refresh the page.

We'd love you to add YOUR words.

 

OUR POEM: MUM

Sorter outer, care-giver, listener and crafter, swim buddy, duck feeder, just gets dafter...

Jack of all meals, master of none

love gusher

Sugar addicted interpreter, Educator, Snuggler, Cheer leader, Guardian of the goodies, Creative comforter, Oscar worthy actress, Patient, Loving beyond words, Scrumptious Scruffbox, Over excitable, Have a go-er,

Nightmare comforter

always there ..any time of day or night

stable and protector

nit picker

hair sniffer

Nest builder

cuddle giver

healer

Twitter addicted tea drinker

carer of child

Sleepless survivor

One handed typist

The farm

nit picker

fun magician

Tummy tickler

a writer

Pairer of socks. Sometimes they even match...

Giver of life.

NASCAR driver to doctor appointments