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.



conscientious craziness controller.

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

Sleep watcher

life giver

Milk maker

food provider and cuddle giver

Sleepless survivor

The rock that never crumbles

there for everyone and puts herself last!

Creative, home maker

medication measurer, giver, worrier.

I am not what you think I am, I am so more than that.

snot rag

fluffy hairer

late night tweeter

Occasional chocolate briber

love multiplier

Bed maker

Monsters worst nightmare!

there and more

Beautiful, patient and selfless

fun magician

respirateur and goddess

Nappy changer