Release 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?
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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
Giver of giggles
patient tired hopeful
Singer of songs
conscientious craziness controller.
The rock that never crumbles
to have everything and not to have it
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,
One handed typist
medication measurer, giver, worrier.
food maker, biscuit baker,
there for everyone and puts herself last!
snuggler and cuddler
wonderful person who i adore much xx
Overwrought, frazzled and shouty
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