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.



a writer

nit picker

Giver of giggles

patient tired hopeful


Singer of songs

Milk maker

Safe harbour

conscientious craziness controller.

cheque writer

The rock that never crumbles

to have everything and not to have it


Sugar addicted interpreter, Educator, Snuggler, Cheer leader, Guardian of the goodies, Creative comforter, Oscar worthy actress, Patient, Loving beyond words, Scrumptious Scruffbox, Over excitable, Have a go-er,

cuddle giver

One handed typist

medication measurer, giver, worrier.

food maker, biscuit baker,

bump kisser

there for everyone and puts herself last!

snuggler and cuddler

wonderful person who i adore much xx

food inventor

Overwrought, frazzled and shouty