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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Going round in circles…and winter poem.
Recently had all the excitement of reading at Pighog on the same programme as Jackie Wills, Colette Sensier, Brendan Cleary and Pighog open micers! The event is arranged and compered as always by the enthusiastic Michaela Ridgway. It all went well … Continue reading
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A spring in one’s step at last!
Brighton looked wonderful, Saltdean had pulled out all the stops with their narcissi The weather and seemingly endless sea mists that have conspired to dampen my spirits had disappeared. The sun on the beds of the allotment waiting … Continue reading
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Living in the moment.
– the flutter of wings, the man with the bag of seed, a lone musician. The Pavilion Gardens
How time flies when you are…
earning a living, mothering, caring, studying, making films, teaching, painting, gardening, laughing, blogging, shopping, changing the duvet. de-cluttering, doing aqua aerobics, watching sunsets, chatting, laughing, visiting exhibitions, making a mess … 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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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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Looking out for some fairy magic!
The Fairy on the 12A – There was a fairy on the 12A today with white gauzy wings purple tights and pink wellingtons. Her magic powers spread to the lady with the new hip giving her gip, … Continue reading
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Wow! Such a lot of ‘Ho Ho Ho’ on Brighton race course!
A brilliant Santa fun run and not a horse or even a reindeer in sight!
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Wonderful light today…
I was out in the garden pruning a plum tree, tidying up the virginia creeper and collecting the last of the raspberries. I’ve always loved the way the green leaves on the virginia creeper change to red and gold … Continue reading
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Kind thoughts to sufferers of SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder at the bottom of the garden the battered greenhouse shattered panes spiders webs compost bags peat pots optimistic winter veg sun detours through the blackberry bush growing too near the roof limiting light and warmth green tomatoes layers of … Continue reading