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
House keeper, Gate keeper and keeper of all sugary confection!
concerned about the young
Little foot tickler
late night tweeter
referee and general righter of wrongs
Giver of life.
Monsters worst nightmare!
Always trying to get it right (even when we know we got it wrong)
The rock that never crumbles
to have everything and not to have it
Stumbling tweeting loon
24×7 customer service
sofa den builder
Twitter addicted tea drinker
Strong, tender, selfless
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