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.



life and love teacher

Synchronous snorer

snuggler and cuddler

a lover of live

Public apologiser

Creator of beauty


giggle maker, cuddle taker, happiness giver, each and every day I love motherhood

fun magician

Giver of life.

Food maker

always there ..any time of day or night

What a Scream !

Nightmare comforter

Proud loving blessed

medication measurer, giver, worrier.

Giver of giggles

a mother is for life nit just for Christmas


Sleepless survivor

Safe harbour

Always on the go!

mystery game player

stable and protector