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.



The rock that never crumbles

Nightmare comforter

One handed typist

Booby, kisses, cuddles

Child pacifier

there and more

Happy, narky but delicious

problem solver

Story reader

Pram pusher

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

my everything

to have everything and not to have it

Grief giver

Singer of songs

sofa den builder

The singer not the song

love gusher

there for everyone and puts herself last!

dream giver

mystery game player

What a Scream !

cuddle giver

Listener, teacher, protector