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'What Is A Mum?' Framed Poem Print

by Bespoke Verse


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This mum poem is a witty, affectionate verse about mums and what it means to be one. It can be adapted to suit the recipient.

Our funny and heartfelt framed mum print makes the perfect gift for mums - whether it's for a birthday, christmas, mother's day or even a new parent.

The poem comes ready framed and our chic vintage-inspired design means it looks beautiful within any home.

Written by Bespoke Verse poet Joanna Miller, this original framed poem appeared in VOGUE (December 2012.)

Whether she's a fairy cake baker, a tireless clapper or a list compiler, everyone will recognise the heroine described in 'What is a Mum?'

We offer you the option of changing the wording of the title and last line from 'Mum' to 'Mummy' etc.

For an additional fee, you can add a two line personalised message at the bottom. We will remove the last two rhyming lines to do this.

What is a Mum?

A weaner & musher, a milky tooth brusher

A rocker & feeder, a storytime reader

A fairy cake baker & fancy dress maker

A wiper & washer & bad habit squasher.

A dirty sheet changer, a room rearranger

A keen stain remover, a wielder of hoover

A peeler & cooker, appointment booker

A loyal defender & Christmas card sender.

A playdate arranger, alerter of danger

A suitcase packer, a dishwasher stacker

A ‘be quiet’ hisser, a cuddly kisser

A walker, a talker & sometimes a stalker!

An early riser, a birthday surpriser

A list compiler, a proud parent smiler

A letter writer, a party inviter

A sticker & sewer & all-purpose knower.

A fun micky-taker, a known confiscator

A talented wrapper, a tireless clapper

A lavatory flusher, a praiser & gusher

A listening ear, & a good refereer.

A source of a fiver, a free taxi driver

A teenager tamer, a dirty mess blamer

A smoothie blender & broken heart mender

A consummate shopper, embarrassing bopper

A grocery bagger & homework nagger

A wedding day planner & even a Nana...

That’s what makes a Mum!

Copyright Joanna Miller 2012. (Author's permission required to reproduce this poem.)

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The poem is printed onto the highest quality GF Smith white A4 card (250gsm) using Dura-Bright waterproof ink. There is no mount around the print.

The lightweight wooden frame is matt white with a slightly grained effect. It has a hook for wall hanging. The front is glass.

Each frame is handmade in the UK by Fine Art Trade Guild commended framers using Italian moulding. The product is dispatched in a purpose-made picture box.


The print is H30 x W21cm (A4) and comes ready framed: H34.5 x W25.7 x D2cm

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2 customer reviews

  • Fri 15 Nov 2013

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  • Wed 21 Aug 2013

    Really great customer service... However I was slightly disappointed with the quality of the frame which the print came in.

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