The hole in the wall
A little boy looks into a dry stone wall and imagines who might inhabit it. Poem with illustrations. A6 softback (postcard size) 24 pages.
Words and illustrations by Ann Perrin
Produced by The Dry Stone Walling Education Project
The Puppeteers Daughter
The poems explore the complexity of life as the daughter of marionette makers and performers. There are poems concerned with life, love and loss, also the seaside, artists, allotments and the eccentricities of life.
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Don’t Throw Away the Daisies (illustrated)
Ann’s poetry covers the big topics of love and death with originality. Take for instance the title poem which is full of surprises yet also wonderfully poignant.
- Here we go Christmas again and a bit lost for words …
- My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
- The puppets that went to the Palace and moving to Eastbourne!
- On World Puppetry Day, thinking about the part of my life spent treading the boards.
- Strange times – celebrations – love – loss and poetry
- More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
- My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
- March – another month is flying by…
- Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
- Telegoons – based on The Goon show – their role in my downfall!
- Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
- Talking to myself – pictures – poems
- Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
- Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
- Happy Easter
- The way the brain may cope with self isolation –
- A magical mother – pictures – poems – stories.
- Hands upon hands and so expressive.
- Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
- A garden poem and love the marionettes!
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Category Archives: Famous places
More life and times of ageing puppeteer, writer and poet.
Frankly the reality of realising that I am still alive came as a bit of a shock. Only recently have we ventured out after nearly two years of remaining pretty close to home. We were treated to a lovely weekend … Continue reading
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Emerging from the chaos of 2020 inevitably older but wiser?
During lockdown I think my life has taken even more of an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ quality, with a few chunks of ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ for good measure. The Mad Hatter is of course unaware that mercury is responsible … Continue reading
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Memories – VE day in Balmore Street London N.19 and poetry.
I guess we must have been a patriotic lot in London in 1945. I was only 4 and a half but I think I had picked up on my mother’s terror, the bombs, the constant need of escape and the … Continue reading
London lights – writers – poets – celebrations – launches – events
. On Wednesday broadened my horizons by attending presentations given at The National Poetry Library by Tamar Yoseloff, Clare Collison, Abigail Morley and Katherine Maris, exploring – ‘What is poetry’s relationship with art? Visual landscapes of the poem – … Continue reading
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I discover a journal about my visit to India in the 80s!
I was having a big clearout on Sunday when I came across three rather worn black sketchbooks. Very pleased to discover one was written a journal of the trip with my friend/ colleague Sunita and her two children in ’88. … Continue reading
As autumn approaches – a poem – a visit to Emmetts – bits and pieces.
I enjoyed painting an image for another of my poems – could become a habit! An award-winning blog for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ 1. Emmetts Robin savours the smell of the toffee tree (Katsura tree) Love the Persian … Continue reading
The Traditional Village Fair in Rottingdean
Luckily a sunny day and an event intent on lifting spirits and raising money for lots of local charities. This is the kind of fair I remember as a child in London in the late 40s. Where else, … Continue reading
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Up to the Summer Exhibition at the RA
with my eldest son Robin a week or so ago. The exhibition is so well co-ordinated and every room beautifully hung. One of the themes is migration and includes birds and animals, followed by wonderful works including paintings, prints, words and … Continue reading
April and into May – catch up time.
The new moon came followed by Easter, visits to members of my family. Deer eat the roses at my eldest son’s cottage and rooks nest near my youngest son’s house. This is the magical bluebell woods near my … Continue reading
The magic of Bob Pelham in Marlborough
Pictures from the event are sprinkled throughout this post. The big day arrived, people gathered including some the younger relatives … Continue reading
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