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.



wonderful person who i adore much xx



Fierce Protector

always there ..any time of day or night

Loving listener

stable and protector

Rule maker

cuddle giver

Humble, self-examining, never give up-erer!

late night tweeter

snot rag

Twitter addicted tea drinker

Enduring capacity for guilt

my everything

mystery game player

The rock that never crumbles

Synchronous snorer

practising patient perserverance

Milk maker

a missing our mum mum

Taxi driver, cuddle giver, endless listener, forever learning and enjoying every moment of this neverending wondeful journey.


Listener, teacher, protector