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.



Enduring capacity for guilt

Nightmare light

secret biscuit eater

Synchronous snorer

endless endorser

Proud loving blessed

NASCAR driver to doctor appointments

practising patient perserverance

Giver of giggles

Pram pusher

Nappy changer

Strong, tender, selfless

Tear wiper

family leader

Rule maker

under-appreciated and adored at the same time

food maker, biscuit baker,

Little foot tickler

Leftovers eater

Peace Maker

problem solver

stable and protector

a writer

Happy, narky but delicious