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.



Occasional chocolate briber

love multiplier

Perfectly Imperfect

my everything

food provider and cuddle giver

a lover of live

personal cheer-leader

Beautiful Loving Cuddler

cheque writer

Discipline provider

Underpaid and overworked

mystery game player

Giver of giggles

excited explorer and amazed follower

warrior worrier


Strong, tender, selfless

Tummy tickler

Umbrella holder for life's showers

Tear wiper

always being there

nit picker

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

indescribably amazing