Release 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?
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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
Little foot tickler
cuddles and giggles lead the way
Jack of all meals, master of none
24×7 customer service
selfess strong succour
medication measurer, giver, worrier.
Brave, strong and mighty fine
NASCAR driver to doctor appointments
They are all different
to have everything and not to have it
Defender & Protector; Feeder & Teacher; 3 Line Whip & Comforter; Chief Timetable Officer; Dresser & Undresser; One Half of Parenting Rock; Source of their Security
keeper of promises
like a good bottle of wine
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