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: Out and about in London
Up to London to The Troubadour
Coffee-house in Brompton Road tomorrow where they serve fantastic meals, wine and coffee and which I think is one of the best poetry venues in London. … Continue reading
London’s lights thanks to the C1 bus route from Victoria
If you get a chance get off the bus off at Harrods for the following treats, Huge displays and wonderful child height displays underneath. Troubadour Coffee-House Poetry I was on my way to one of several poets … Continue reading
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My favourite poetry night in London
Such a tender poetry event at Troubadour last night. Not least because Paul Stephenson, who thankfully survived the recent attack in Paris where he now lives, had travelled on an deserted Eurostar train to take part, (bravo, bravo). Paul and fellow … Continue reading
Poetry in London’s Open squares
There was a real excitement in the air and sense of anticipation when we met to read our poems from our mini residencies for London’s Open Spaces Weekend under the title ‘Mixed Borders.’ Tonight we were all part … Continue reading
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Frank Stella makes his mark outside the RA
A new large-scale sculpture by Frank Stella Hon RA, one of the most important living American artists, is on display in the Annenberg Courtyard. Huge panels offer an ever changing kaleidoscope of mirrored images and colour. Inside the … Continue reading
Matisse at the Tate – live at the Komedia
Live from the Tate behind the scenes of the Matisse cut-outs at the Komedia. The Director of the Tate Nicholas Serota was on hand to inform us that it had been his passion to have this exhibition for 30 years … Continue reading
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Happy New year with 101 pics from last year’s blogs
Pighog poetry nights, Tom McGuinness’s Art, Rottingdean’s wishing stone, Mark Doty at the Troubadour, fishing and sunsets. Paris, Paul’s Punch and Judy, Foxton Lock, my harp teacher Andrew Ballantyne, the lovely lady in the Olde Tea Shop in Rottingdean who … Continue reading
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Programme not to be missed – ‘Oh What a lovely War’ and Charles Chilton
A programme dedicated to Charles Chilton’s masterpiece ‘The Long Long Trail’. The research for this was done by Penny and Charles Chilton and led to some of the scenes and certainly the music used in the stage play and … Continue reading
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Well red was the colour used for inspiration at the second poetry workshop I’ve attended run by Anne-Marie Fyfe. She is popular poet and an enthusiastic tutor and reads three poems connected with the colour to get us going. … Continue reading
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Christmas Lights in London and My Homily Number 1.
A few of London’s Christmas lights Christmas was full of wonder when I was a child. Born in 1940, I came from the generation where a nut and … Continue reading
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