Release 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.
OUR POEM: MUM
practising patient perserverance
Sorter outer, care-giver, listener and crafter, swim buddy, duck feeder, just gets dafter...
Warmth and Home
concerned about the young
magic boogie-queen amazing cook
Stumbling tweeting loon
glitter and glue to the rescue master piece in the making
to have everything and not to have it
Humble, self-examining, never give up-erer!
bread baker knitting wrapping presents
food maker, biscuit baker,
I like mummy because mummy likes me.
House keeper, Gate keeper and keeper of all sugary confection!
selfess strong succour
always being there
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