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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Wings and Wheels!
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Deck the tree with ribbons and glitter…
The final touches to Rottingdean’s Christmas tree, thanks to Juliette, the owner of the Open Art Cafe. There will also be a lovely display of trees at St Margaret’s next weekend. The ducks are very impressed … Continue reading
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Cafe poets – Rottingdean
Thank you to the Open Art Cafe for being our host for over 2 years! A free workshop for aspiring and apprentice poets – more in 2013 hopefully Happy Christmas and New Year to all fellow poets … Continue reading
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Smugglers in Rottingdean tonight 2012
Please click on arrow in the box to see film of this event. … Continue reading
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Painting the beach.
I am going to Arvon next week for another poetry course. I am really looking forward to it. I went two years ago and wrote my first sonnet (see other posts on Arvon) I also made a friend called Karen … Continue reading
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A poem for May
The Maypole in Covent Garden We had a lovely ‘Pop in and write a poem’ session at The Open Art Cafe this month. The session included warm ups – words rhyming and word associations. Sharing May Day memories such as … Continue reading
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Windmillls of the mind leap into action
Went up to the windmill at Rottingdean is seach of inspiration. I was put in the mind of the song dedicated to Van Gogh about the circles of one’s mind. I once did a whole project around this song … Continue reading
Traditional English Lavender-bottles – a new poem
Lavender bottles Deft fingers pull the purple lavender into neat bundles, soft satin ribbons wander through the stems tame unruly stalks. He ties memories into a bow hands them to me, with a smile. How come he could recall every … Continue reading
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