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.



They are all different

a missing our mum mum

Brave, strong and mighty fine

a lover of live


House keeper, Gate keeper and keeper of all sugary confection!

snuggler and cuddler

Always on the go!

Creative, home maker

Singer of songs

always there ..any time of day or night

kid wrangler

booby booby

fluffy hairer

Leftovers eater

under-appreciated and adored at the same time

love multiplier

Monsters worst nightmare!

Proud loving blessed

to have everything and not to have it

cheque writer

bump kisser

Super sorter

Enduring capacity for guilt