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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Rottingdean’s wild and windy sea …
Rottingdean’s beach last Sunday was covered with all kinds of curious seaweed. Here and there a slipper shell and a few wrinkled crab husks their undersides a bright sky blue. Further along there was a pearly white well worn oyster … Continue reading
Happy Christmas from Frosty, Puppethouse, Ann and Alan X
Please press on arrow in centre of film – lasts about 35 seconds Ann, Alan and Frosty braved the snow last winter to make this film! Frosty and Ann first appeared with Johnny Morris … Continue reading
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Allotments are like pets!
Allotments are like some pets. Maybe a cat – independent but still in need of food and warmth, a dog, demanding tender loving care attention, a hampster constantly on the go, or a tortoise keen on hibernation. Maybe the pet … Continue reading
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The rhythm of the needles, the colours, the contrasts, the pattern combinations, making mittens is like creating poetry, but mine are warm and pretty and a present from a friend. I always loved that childhood rhyme all about kittens that lost their mittens. … Continue reading
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The contents of my handbag and Blu-tak
I suddenly realised I hadn’t put my wise words about the contents of my handbag called ‘Blu-tak’ on my blog. Apologies to anyone who has popped into the cafe and read this one already. The contents of my handbag A sticky … Continue reading
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