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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Tag Archives: Garden
Early summer in the garden. Pictures -puppet – poems
– – The frog pond – translucent wings hover newts wiggle under waterlilies nearby bees fills socks with pollen midges dance in fading light. – – – Hive – Despite honey stocks … Continue reading
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These are Washi eggs that I made on a course at Dulwich Art Gallery. many years ago. First blow the eggs! The egg is covered with one piece of paper cut in a … Continue reading
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As autumn approaches – a poem – a visit to Emmetts – bits and pieces.
I enjoyed painting an image for another of my poems – could become a habit! An award-winning blog for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ 1. Emmetts Robin savours the smell of the toffee tree (Katsura tree) Love the Persian … Continue reading
New Year Resolutions…Oh No!
Made a list of last year’s successes instead: Stayed alive! More or less kept up with promises to family and friends. Managed to keep my blog going after ten years seemed a pity to abandon it Made a show with … Continue reading
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The last of the flowers before they succumb to wind and rain
and the Laburnum tree at the end of the garden. An award-winning blog for a ‘blog that brightens our day’
My little book about a dry stone wall published!
I wrote ‘The Hole in the Wall’ on an Arvon picture book writing course at Totleigh Barton many years ago. I remember the inspirational Pat Hutchins the author of ‘Rosie’s Walk’ and many other picture books was the tutor. Sadly she is … Continue reading
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A tiny bit of snow and a small poem.
A white veil falls over the face of the world slowly freezing time. An award winning blog for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ Poetry collections ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’ and ‘Don’t Throw Away the Daisies’
Taken some photos, sharpened my pencil…
and I’ve laminated some garden poems by famous poets for a poetry quiz, all part of getting ready to be a poet in residence for London’s Open Garden Squares Weekend 17-18 June. I’m one of several poets in various … Continue reading
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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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An autumnal feel in the grounds of Chartwell.
I love the different seasons even if my mood in winter can be variable…