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.



Perfectly Imperfect

What a Scream !

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wonderful person who i adore much xx

Always on the go!

respirateur and goddess

nose wiper

The farm

Giver of giggles

paper-doll making, inspiration-seeking, quietly ambitious, devoted to the happiness of others

sofa den builder

Sleep watcher

mystery game player


I like mummy because mummy likes me.

endless endorser

food inventor

a writer

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,

my everything

secret biscuit eater

hand holder

Rule maker