Release 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?
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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
excited explorer and amazed follower
The rock that never crumbles
Jack of all meals, master of none
paper-doll making, inspiration-seeking, quietly ambitious, devoted to the happiness of others
Nourishing. Protecting. Forgiving. Woman.
cuddles and giggles lead the way
Giver of life.
a missing our mum mum
time giver, care and the holder of precious hearts
Strong, tender, selfless
Pairer of socks. Sometimes they even match...
Booby, kisses, cuddles
late night tweeter
to have everything and not to have it
secret biscuit eater
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