Fledge – two poems

The Poetry Village

Today we celebrate the recent Maytree release, Fledge by Jonathan Humble.

The collection of poems under the title ‘Fledge’ begins with a reflection on how a wild urban childhood and encounters with nature in adolescence have resonated in adult life. There is a strong nature theme running through the poems including a curlew with a grudge, a sceptical mouse, the perils of being a lovelorn worm, a spider with a death-wish, the wonderfulness of trees and a trainee starling with a dilemma. The work also deals with darker issues in poems such as Leveret, Then It Rains, Still Life and Forty Years On …

A wonderfully entertaining and accessible debut.

With stunning cover artwork by South Yorkshire based artist Suzi Thompson, Fledge is another stunning debut that deserves some space on your poetry shelves.

Fledge is available direct from Jonathan or from the new and improved Maytree online shop –

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