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.



respirateur and goddess

nit picker

Perfectly Imperfect

snuggler and cuddler

concerned about the young

food maker, biscuit baker,

selfess strong succour

Always on the go!

Loving and understanding



hair sniffer

Taxi driver, cuddle giver, endless listener, forever learning and enjoying every moment of this neverending wondeful journey.

Underpaid and overworked

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

Cheek kisser

Twitter addicted tea drinker

Beautiful Loving Cuddler

The rock that never crumbles

cuddle giver

fluffy hairer

An individual in her own right

Grief giver

Support giver