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.



Umbrella holder for life's showers

Nourishing. Protecting. Forgiving. Woman.

Nightmare comforter

dream giver

Nappy changer

Story reader

sofa den builder

Love care

cream applyer

Occasional chocolate briber

fluffy hairer

family leader

carer of child

I like mummy because mummy likes me.

What a Scream !

They are all different

cuddle giver

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

Warmth and Home

nose wiper

The rock that never crumbles

Beautiful kindness

Leftovers eater

medication measurer, giver, worrier.