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.




cuddle giver

life giver

patient tired hopeful

Singer of songs

Pram pusher

practising patient perserverance

multi-tasker, referee, mediator, nurse, hug & kiss-giver, cook, waitress, washer, consoler, reader, event organiser, transporter, magician, supporter, problem solver and......rock.

keeper of promises

Nourishing. Protecting. Forgiving. Woman.

under-appreciated and adored at the same time

giggle maker, cuddle taker, happiness giver, each and every day I love motherhood

What a Scream !

Wet wiper

strain bearer

Story reader

life and love teacher

They are all different

Creative, home maker

Limitless and strong (sometimes)

Brave, strong and mighty fine

a writer

medication measurer, giver, worrier.

Proud loving blessed