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
to have everything and not to have it
Enduring capacity for guilt
Singer of songs
Umbrella holder for life's showers
food provider and cuddle giver
always there ..any time of day or night
NASCAR driver to doctor appointments
under-appreciated and adored at the same time
Nourishing. Protecting. Forgiving. Woman.
carer of child
wonderful person who i adore much xx
Stumbling tweeting loon
conscientious craziness controller.
Strong, tender, selfless