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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My poem ‘Seeing’ is about problems with my sight and of course a little general chit chat.
Seeing – poem about macular degeneration on the pond orange and white waterlilies balance like ballerinas on green leaves – … Continue reading
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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My poem translated into Italian – Bluebells – Garden – Memoir.
An unexpected email arrived from journalist and poet Lavinia Collodel, an art historian living in Rome. She was writing about green spaces for an Italian magazine and included Postman’s Park in London. Apparently she had discovered … Continue reading
Signs of spring in Saltdean despite wild weather…
All over Saltdean clumps of bright yellow flowers to cheer the spirit. – – Out in the garden for a few blowy minutes new flowers have emerged – – Seagulls seek shelter wild winds and billowing sea batter the … Continue reading
Pure escapism painting, photography, singing and puppets.
Recently life has been difficult all round, so sometimes just gather things together to cheer myself along. – – I love taking pictures, but painting is soothing and a good kitchen table activity! Paint and paper is inexpensive so … Continue reading
Sorting essays, stories and photos of our marionettes at last.
I have spent the last week sorting out archive boxes full of essays, stories, my mother’s notes, pages of family history, photos of our marionettes taken over several years. There was an early journal about a school journey to France … Continue reading
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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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Floating into the autumn…
Floating is a bit how I’ve been feeling recently, but no I am not dangling from these strings! ‘Chasing the Rabbit’ (my new enterprise) has been encountering a few teething problems. I knew I would have to face changing my editing … Continue reading
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More snow and a longer poem
Timeless As snow transforms foliage into icy fingers the bus crawls caterpillar-like up the hill the seagulls’ feet thump on our flat bedroom roof and greenfinches wait in an orderly queue to swing on bird feeders in our … Continue reading
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