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.

 

OUR POEM: MUM

bump kisser

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,

Listener, teacher, protector

secret biscuit eater

to have everything and not to have it

One handed typist

Discipline provider

Always trying to get it right (even when we know we got it wrong)

dream giver

Defender & Protector; Feeder & Teacher; 3 Line Whip & Comforter; Chief Timetable Officer; Dresser & Undresser; One Half of Parenting Rock; Source of their Security

Nightmare comforter

Strong

concerned about the young

Symetry

Beautiful, patient and selfless

Sleepless survivor

snuggler and cuddler

Pram pusher

Love care

Nappy changer

The singer not the song

cuddle giver

Super sorter

Creative, home maker