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: Retiring to Brighton – ups and downs
Welcoming the New Year
Sometimes the unexpected happens even flowers can bloom where they want to. – – I have been writing this blog for nearly ten years. It keeps my creative spirit going and ensures I still take photographs of my garden, allotment … Continue reading
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Jumping about in June – the RA – Tenerife
The garden exploded into action when I was away for a few days, typical! Now it’s still roses, roses everywhere and with loads of deadheading to be done. I’ve sorted out the greenhouse yet again with raised beds and … Continue reading
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Muddling through May
Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading
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Burning the clocks in Brighton
Little bit late in posting but then as Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas maybe its even more appropriate. The winter solstice is on December 21 and is the “shortest” day of … Continue reading
Frosty the Snowman – Happy Christmas
If you were a child in the 50s and one of your parents worked for a big company chances are you would be invited to the company’s annual party. Some of our early performances with our marionettes included works parties. … Continue reading
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Watching the seagulls acrobatics above the waves, I was reminded we have lived here for ten years. I sometimes forget why we chose to do so, but it was partly the attraction of the seashore, swimming in the sea, having … Continue reading
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Notes from my journal…
Met a man on the 507 at Victoria the other week. He said “I know you from somewhere” ‘Yes” I said “but I can’t remember where” Turned out we were heading for the same place and we had met up … Continue reading
Success and a bouquet for John and Jizz
There was a full house at St George’s church on Friday night for John Davies, a guy on form performing several of his poems from his new collection Jizz. Together with music, dance and movement, a wonderful collaborative performance … Continue reading
Real Angels and Dogs at Christmas etc.
There were real angels in Hove in George Street the other day, singing their hearts out for the homeless. Not sure all these dogs spotted around town were really enjoying the last of the Christmas shopping. Luckily my family … Continue reading
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