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.



snot rag

excited explorer and amazed follower

Limitless and strong (sometimes)

dream giver

Synchronous snorer

Happy, narky but delicious

I like mummy because mummy likes me.

booby booby

I am not what you think I am, I am so more than that.

fun magician

food inventor

Fierce Protector

Beautiful kindness

Twitter addicted tea drinker

Love care

bump kisser

exam worrier

NASCAR driver to doctor appointments

secret biscuit eater

cuddles and giggles lead the way

Creative, home maker

like a good bottle of wine

Humble, self-examining, never give up-erer!

Role model