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
Umbrella holder for life's showers
excited explorer and amazed follower
respirateur and goddess
there and more
The rock that never crumbles
paper-doll making, inspiration-seeking, quietly ambitious, devoted to the happiness of others
a story teller
food provider and cuddle giver
mystery game player
Enduring capacity for guilt
practising patient perserverance
there for everyone and puts herself last!
NASCAR driver to doctor appointments
I like mummy because mummy likes me.
Listener, teacher, protector
Booby, kisses, cuddles
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