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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Creativity – lockdown – but everything is the garden is lovely!
We created a courtyard at the front of the house, with chairs, a table, a trough full of flowers and a bird feeder. It was partly in an attempt to ensure we could have two or three friends round and … Continue reading
Talking to myself – pictures – poems
Occasionally its been enough effort to get up, let alone write. But I’ve got a garden and lots of unfinished projects like repainting the shed! But I’ve managed to re-draft a few … Continue reading
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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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Nearly time to get back into the garden!
Such beautiful colours and textures. At the risk of repeating myself I love growing veg. in buckets because they can be moved around to chase the sun. … Continue reading
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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Seems to be competition in my garden
for the last rose of summer less so for the last spider or the biggest potato Sunday afternoon – sorting out the greenhouse, filling holes in the grass and finishing off … Continue reading
You haven’t written anything yet!
says the box that has just flipped up on wordpress. OK! OK! merely distracted by downloading pics and drifting into thoughts about the meaning of life. Well it’s my birthday this week and by the way there is a poem … Continue reading
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Muddling through May
Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading
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Ten years trying to make a magical garden.
There is nothing so good as messing about in a garden. Kenneth Graham’s toad was wrong about ‘“ there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”. But yes to Thomas Edward Brown ‘A Garden is a … Continue reading
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Miss Lottie’s Allotment
Of course the poem that follows is based on fact! My mother fell in love with an allotment in South London over 15 years or so ago and it became the highlight of her retirement. I worked on … Continue reading
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