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.



my everything

Fierce Protector

Pram pusher

nit picker

Monsters worst nightmare!

Carrier, Comforter, Protector

problem solver

Hope I did it right ?


Perfectly Imperfect

Little foot tickler


selfess strong succour

Always trying to get it right (even when we know we got it wrong)

there for everyone and puts herself last!

Cheek kisser


a writer


Taxi driver, cuddle giver, endless listener, forever learning and enjoying every moment of this neverending wondeful journey.

stable and protector

secret biscuit eater

respirateur and goddess

kid wrangler