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
Jack of all meals, master of none
singer of songs!
Nourishing. Protecting. Forgiving. Woman.
Occasional chocolate briber
Limitless and strong (sometimes)
Happy, narky but delicious
House keeper, Gate keeper and keeper of all sugary confection!
NASCAR driver to doctor appointments
Listener, teacher, protector
multi-tasker, referee, mediator, nurse, hug & kiss-giver, cook, waitress, washer, consoler, reader, event organiser, transporter, magician, supporter, problem solver and......rock.
giggle maker, cuddle taker, happiness giver, each and every day I love motherhood
a missing our mum mum
carer of child
Booby, kisses, cuddles
under-appreciated and adored at the same time
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