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: Saltdean
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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Mood unpredictable as is the weather
First a heatwave then some cooling down and a poem of course. Got so tetchy had to stop checking into facebook, if only to avoid the sin of envy. So many younger people some of whom I barely know … Continue reading
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Spring at last – pictures and poems
Not actually sure now when a tortoise wakes up! This poem was about my neighbour’s tortoise a few years ago, The Tortoise when the tortoise crawls out of hibernation from the box of straw, do the rings of his … Continue reading
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More snow and a longer poem
Timeless As snow transforms foliage into icy fingers the bus crawls caterpillar-like up the hill the seagulls’ feet thump on our flat bedroom roof and greenfinches wait in an orderly queue to swing on bird feeders in our … Continue reading
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Pelham Puppets and making films win the day.
Suddenly decided to get back to putting films on youtube. Have lots of unedited footage including some to put to my poetry. But the easiest to start with today are our plays for Pelham Puppets that missed the boat a few years ago. … Continue reading
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The Undercliff Walk
When I am bereft of words the natural world then fills the gap.
The last of the summer …
in Brighton, Hove. Rottingdean, Saltdean and on the wonderful Weald Allotment …
Posted in Brighton - out and about, Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Famous places, Flowers/Garden/Allotment, Photography, Retiring to Brighton - ups and downs, Rottingdean Tagged Cheer yourself up on a dull day, Hove, Out and about in Brighton, Photography, Rottingdean, Saltdean, The Weald Allotment Leave a comment
One lovely day restores one’s spirits
An award winning blog for a ‘blog that brightens our day’ and one’s faith in human nature. Discovered these lovely people who clear the bits of rubbish from the beach on a regular basis. Two … Continue reading
But what a handsome bird!
Sun, Sea and Poetry
Will be a fantastic night at Pighog/Red Hen on Thursday. Popped into Red Roaster for a cup of coffee this morning and a piece of their amazing marzipan cake and saw that Chrissy Williams and John Harvey are on the … Continue reading
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