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.



One handed typist

Tummy tickler

An individual in her own right

Humble, self-examining, never give up-erer!

control freak


Jack of all meals, master of none

late night tweeter


Nappy changer

Love care

Little foot tickler

Pram pusher

The rock that never crumbles

nit picker

Always on the go!

Nest builder

Stumbling tweeting loon

NASCAR driver to doctor appointments

always there ..any time of day or night

Synchronous snorer

always being there

Rule maker

indescribably amazing