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: Out and about in London
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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Mood unpredictable as is the weather
First a heatwave then some cooling down and a poem of course. Got so tetchy had to stop checking into facebook, if only to avoid the sin of envy. So many younger people some of whom I barely know … Continue reading
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Earls Court Square – Poet in Residence – the day dawned.
On Friday night when we arrived the area around Earls Court Station was of full of enthusiastic tourists, busy cafes, pubs despite the papers being full of stories about the dreadful fire that had killed so many. On Saturday a … Continue reading
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Excited to be poet in residence in Earls Court Square next weekend!
I’ll love watching the changing images in the water feature globe! Just about ready with a selection of garden poems by well known poets to put around the Square. I’ll be taking my muse, my white rabbit marionette. He … Continue reading
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Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Love it or loathe it, it’s still a highlight in the calendar of artists and art lovers. We have always loved it. I used to go with my mother to the private view for years and years before … Continue reading
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Taken some photos, sharpened my pencil…
and I’ve laminated some garden poems by famous poets for a poetry quiz, all part of getting ready to be a poet in residence for London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend 17-18 June. I’m one of several poets in various … Continue reading
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Poet in residence in Earls Court Square!
Oh that’s me! One of the poets taking part in the Open Garden Squares Weekend 17th and 18th June with many thanks to The Poetry school for such a unique opportunity. … Continue reading
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To Troubadour despite Southern Trains…
Monday – sat in the One shop to get a ticket to London along with others hoping their trip to the panto was not on a strike day! Even today potential cancellations so decided to leave early to get the … Continue reading
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The Pew – in memory of John Betjeman
The Pew I hope this is the pew where once the poet sat having enjoyed his breakfast of burnt toast sitting in his morning chair looking out to the graveyard where his great grandfather is buried drafting a letter then leaving … Continue reading
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