Throughout the Blog, and continuing as its content builds, you will find a range of poems on this website that have been written by me, since childhood and to the present day.

There are also poems featured on The Holly Tree Tales‘ blog, which have been written by others and, in every case, the Author of those writings has been acknowledged.

Please respect the copyright ownership of the Author and all Writers featured on this site.

If you wish to use any material written by The Holly Tree TalesAuthor, please seek permission first and use the contact information to do so.

The Author is available to give talks to groups, and is happy to discuss having material published elsewhere, with prior and appropriate agreement. Please use the Contact Form to pursue this, in confidence.

With sincere thanks,


Holly M Maxwell Boydell



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List of Poems by the Author that have been published on The Holly Tree Tales

An Ode to South Africa
Published on the site on 11 August 2015

Ek Wil Huis Toe Gaan ~ An Ode to South Africa ~ With Translation
Published on the site on 14 August 2015

Caught Betwixt

Published on the site on 17 May 2015

Collecting Leaves 
~ A Poem With Little Punctuation https://thehollytreetales.wordpress.com/2015/11/13/collecting-leaves-a-poem-with-little-punctuation/
Published on the site on 13 November 2015
This is the original version of “Collecting Leaves”, and was written directly onto The Holly Tree Tales.

Collecting Leaves ~ Revised Version
Published on the site on 21 November 2015

Laughter of the Totally Free
Published on the site on 12 March 2016

A Poem To A Young Man Entering The Army
Published on the site on 26 July 2017

New Hope
Published on the site on 28 July 2017

My World
Published on the site on 30 July 2017

In The Garden Of The Mind
Published on the site on 22 August 2017

Love Spent In A Moment
Published on the site on 16 September 2017

Hope Regained
Published on the site on 20 September 2017

You And Me
Published on the site on 4 October 2017

Discovering Farewell
Published on the site on 7 October 2017

In The Chicken Joint ~ A Satirical Poem
Published on the site on 19 October 2017

Out Of Control
Published on the site on 27 October 2017

No Benefit Through Enquiry
Written on 2 May 1983.
Published on the site on 11 January 2018.

My Soul Is Satisfied
Written on 20 May 2018.
Published on the site on 31 May 2018.

Diamonds Are Made In The Rough
Written on 20 July 2018.
Published on the site on 4 August 2018.

If You Can
Written and published on the site on 7 September 2018.


[this list is added to, as poems by the Author are published on The Holly Tree Tales]


© Holly M Maxwell Boydell
All rights reserved.



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Poems on The Holly Tree Tales, written by Other Writers


She Let Go
by Safire Rose
Published on the site on 17 June 2015

May You Always Feel Loved
by Sandra Sturtz Hauss
Published on the site on 2 October 2015

by Rudyard Kipling
Published on the site on 6 October 2015

[author unknown]
Published on the site on 31 October 2017


[this list will be added to, as poems are added]