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.

 

OUR POEM: MUM

everything

sofa den builder

healer

They are all different

Proud loving blessed

Problem Solver

Bed maker

a writer

Cheek kisser

a story teller

Discipline provider

bread baker knitting wrapping presents

excited explorer and amazed follower

Beautiful kindness

referee and general righter of wrongs

nit picker

Strong, tender, selfless

Care giver

Tummy tickler

Beautiful, patient and selfless

Symetry

Sugar addicted interpreter, Educator, Snuggler, Cheer leader, Guardian of the goodies, Creative comforter, Oscar worthy actress, Patient, Loving beyond words, Scrumptious Scruffbox, Over excitable, Have a go-er,

Nightmare comforter

Fierce Protector