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.



practising patient perserverance

Creator of beauty

Twitter addicted tea drinker

Bed maker

wonderful person who i adore much xx

excited explorer and amazed follower

Public apologiser

booby booby

cuddle giver

hand holder

to have everything and not to have it

keeper of promises

Nightmare light

The rock that never crumbles

strain bearer

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,

food inventor

mystery game player

snuggler and cuddler

cuddle giver

Care giver

Gentle protector

Super sorter

They are all different