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.



Stumbling tweeting loon

food maker, biscuit baker,

The farm

cheque writer

Occasional chocolate briber

practising patient perserverance

there and more

sofa den builder

Super sorter

Synchronous snorer

Hope I did it right ?

fluffy hairer


selfess strong succour

NASCAR driver to doctor appointments

Nappy changer

Creative, home maker

Pram pusher

Beautiful kindness

Loving listener

Monsters worst nightmare!

hair sniffer

magic boogie-queen amazing cook

carer of child