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: life
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
Ann Perrin – stage name Ann Field was this really me?
A couple of weeks ago a friend rang to tell me they had seen my name on a playbill on a programme about Morecambe and Wise on ITV 3. My stage name was Ann Field and I do remember Hulme … Continue reading
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In and out of April
In and out of April decluttering manic moods losing weight swimming seed potatoes chittering sun cheating clouds racing resolutions falling into the waste basket the dark green bird box made by a nuclear engineer in Birmingham only ever had two … Continue reading
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The end of the beach hut?
This was supposed to be a poem but ended up as prose, but then anything is an improvement on the blank page! The end of the beach hut Sitting in battered beach hut, rusty bolts, badly … Continue reading
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‘Time and tide wait for no man’
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A sense of place
from our garden we can see the cycle of the seasons on the farm on the hill.
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Right place right time!
Ann Sansom at the Poetry School Frankly one just hopes that being in the presence of such a warm but powerful and gritty poet, with two full length collections ‘Romance’ and In Praise of Men and Other People’, and countless … Continue reading
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Microlighting over the allotment
Maybe he was trying to find somewhere soft to land, glad it wasn’t in our pond, it had taken all afternoon to remove all the algae so the frogs actually have room to swim! The … Continue reading
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