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
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
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
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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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
Cheering myself along on a dull Sunday – 2
Finished a short course with Debbie Mallard last week. Here is some of the students work in progress. – I loved the ease of it all and the interesting friendly fellow students. I can understand families gathering together in … Continue reading
Oh the joys of Ireland – Niall Williams – The Old Ground Hotel in Ennis
Another adventure to Ireland with my friend Maggie. Maggie has strong associations with Ireland so these trips include plenty of detours, visiting an artist friend, walking in woodland, popping into a castle or two! This time it was … Continue reading
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Arts and Crafts and Workshops at Ming
Feels very much the end of season now the last Bank Holiday before Christmas has been and gone! But then there have been a few unexpected pleasures…here’s one! Claire Harrison running and inspiring a watercolour workshop … Continue reading
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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