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.



like a good bottle of wine

Proud loving blessed

Grief giver

Taxi driver, cuddle giver, endless listener, forever learning and enjoying every moment of this neverending wondeful journey.

Listener, teacher, protector

Creator of beauty

there for everyone and puts herself last!

cuddle giver

Warmth and Home

Public apologiser

Pram pusher

24×7 customer service

love gusher

Always on the go!

Strong, tender, selfless

always there ..any time of day or night

Food maker

cuddles and giggles lead the way

fluffy hairer

Hope I did it right ?

Giver of life.

Peace Maker

Monsters worst nightmare!

Discipline provider