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.



love gusher

magic boogie-queen amazing cook

Tummy tickler

cuddle giver

Always on the go!

life giver

conscientious craziness controller.

excited explorer and amazed follower

nose wiper

cuddles and giggles lead the way

Creative, home maker

exam worrier

Beautiful, patient and selfless

food maker, biscuit baker,

nit picker

nit picker

dream giver

Problem Solver

kid wrangler

Wet wiper

Jack of all meals, master of none

Super sorter

a lover of live

cream applyer