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
secret biscuit eater
The rock that never crumbles
Creative, home maker
Twitter addicted tea drinker
medication measurer, giver, worrier.
always being there
Humble, self-examining, never give up-erer!
I like mummy because mummy likes me.
keeper of promises
Limitless and strong (sometimes)
Carrier, Comforter, Protector
Enduring capacity for guilt
Pairer of socks. Sometimes they even match...
Giver of life.
to have everything and not to have it
Brave, strong and mighty fine
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