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.



referee and general righter of wrongs

Monsters worst nightmare!

kid wrangler

patient tired hopeful

Discipline provider

love multiplier

cuddle giver

cheque writer

Care giver

The farm

Brave, strong and mighty fine

family leader

Sleepless survivor

Problem Solver

Defender & Protector; Feeder & Teacher; 3 Line Whip & Comforter; Chief Timetable Officer; Dresser & Undresser; One Half of Parenting Rock; Source of their Security

Umbrella holder for life's showers

Giver of giggles

Hope I did it right ?

Spider catcher

the person who broke my phone

conscientious craziness controller.



Jack of all meals, master of none