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.



bread baker knitting wrapping presents

Nest builder

always being there

An individual in her own right

Creative, home maker


Story reader

medication measurer, giver, worrier.

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,

I like mummy because mummy likes me.

They are all different

cuddle giver

Underpaid and overworked

wonderful person who i adore much xx

Hope I did it right ?

Limitless and strong (sometimes)

Occasional chocolate briber

The rock that never crumbles

like a good bottle of wine

What a Scream !

Giver of life.

I like mummy because mummy likes me.

Always on the go!

control freak