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?
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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
Defender & Protector; Feeder & Teacher; 3 Line Whip & Comforter; Chief Timetable Officer; Dresser & Undresser; One Half of Parenting Rock; Source of their Security
there and more
the person who broke my phone
What a Scream !
food maker, biscuit baker,
always there ..any time of day or night
bread baker knitting wrapping presents
cuddles and giggles lead the way
selfess strong succour
Giver of giggles
Taxi driver, cuddle giver, endless listener, forever learning and enjoying every moment of this neverending wondeful journey.
Stumbling tweeting loon
Giver of life.
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