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.



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Care giver

food maker, biscuit baker,

Beautiful Loving Cuddler

referee and general righter of wrongs

hope I got it right ?

They are all different

late night tweeter

Pram pusher

endless endorser

multi-tasker, referee, mediator, nurse, hug & kiss-giver, cook, waitress, washer, consoler, reader, event organiser, transporter, magician, supporter, problem solver and......rock.

Leftovers eater

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

Beautiful kindness

I like mummy because mummy likes me.

House keeper, Gate keeper and keeper of all sugary confection!

Sleep watcher

Tear wiper


Beautiful, patient and selfless


Love care

Twitter addicted tea drinker

personal cheer-leader