Holly Bushnell

Writer and illustrator... writing poems and stories about topics that matter to me, observations of the world, human experiences and emotion! 

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A Tree's Plea
a month ago
Do not break my branches, do not destroy my soul, Taking me from Formby would leave a gaping hole. Do not saw my trunk, and do not break my heart, I was here before you, right from the very start. I a...
Nana's Fairies
3 months ago
Under the apple tree and through the leafy hedge, Over the rickety fences and under the window ledge, There resides a family of fairies within a lilac bush - Please watch your footing and make sure yo...
Man's Best Friend
4 months ago
Hi, how are you — where have you been today? Actually, don't worry, there's no time to say. I'm so happy to see you, pleased you are back, It's walkies, I see, as you shrug on your mac. You talk to me...
An Ode to a Hunting Cat
4 months ago
I'm the intrepid hunter of the land, The one whose visit is never planned. I'm the agile climber of the trees, Bringer of death and hater of fleas. I may only be little but I stand tall, Predator of t...
Beach Days
4 months ago
Birds fly high, wondering where it is they will go, Down misty paths and roads, winds softly blow. A little boy toddles, collecting shells at the shore, Periwinkles and cockles, and many others more. ...
Fields of Heather
9 months ago
We walk through the trees, across the winding bend, Our laughter bites the wind, the coldness it does fend. Casting pebbles to a lake, as light drifts beyond the shore, I call your name, but suddenly,...