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.



Little foot tickler

24×7 customer service


always there ..any time of day or night

hope I got it right ?

Leftovers eater

Creative, home maker

Carrier, Comforter, Protector

Confidence provider

personal cheer-leader

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

Food maker

always being there

nose wiper

Twitter addicted tea drinker

They are all different

I like mummy because mummy likes me.

stable and protector

fluffy hairer

cuddle giver

Beautiful Loving Cuddler

strain bearer

snot rag

NASCAR driver to doctor appointments