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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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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A handful of my poems and pictures for National Poetry Day.
Sometimes I give my own poems an airing. The truth is that I can surprise myself by finding something I had completely forgotten about and being quite pleased that I wrote it. At other times I cringe with embarrassment. These … Continue reading
Ann Perrin – stage name Ann Field was this really me?
A couple of weeks ago a friend rang to tell me they had seen my name on a playbill on a programme about Morecambe and Wise on ITV 3. My stage name was Ann Field and I do remember Hulme … Continue reading
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Celebrating Winter Solstice in Brighton
Winter Solstice has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. The shortest day of 2018 falls on December 21, today. It is known as the winter solstice, marking the day of the year with the fewest … Continue reading
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Writing poetry is scary
and the wind makes me feel a slightly crazy full stop Blogging can be fun comma but I like proof readers and editors who put everything right full stop I’m a puppeteer’s daughter and my schooling was spasmodic spell … Continue reading
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An award for my blog!
Gosh we have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Award by the http://thebigforestuk.wordpress.com/ for the blog that brightens their day. Wow, an honour indeed because their blog is brilliant, full of happy making articles and unusual takes on what might seem … Continue reading
The real reasons for blogging at last!
Making money – Apparently if you get 6 million ‘hits’ (or maybe less) a day, advertisers want to put ads for elastic knickers, weight watchers, date lines and/or condoms on your blog site. They then pay you if, for every ‘click’, … Continue reading
To blog or not to blog
Blog or not to blog – I have been thinking about writing a Blog for about two years but it seemed even more self indulgent than publishing a poetry book or making a film. But there we go everyone else … Continue reading
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