About jemverse

10300265_10153479030259199_8537563610002701690_nI’ve been writing poems for as long as I can remember; certainly since childhood, more so in adulthood. I write about everything and anything – whatever inspires me. So there’s a lot about the sea and Sussex where I live; about music and nature and summer. About the changing of the seasons; about my family and my garden and my animals and my imagination. But I have words too for feelings – for pensive mood; for sadness and melancholy; for happiness and joy; for just about everything life chooses to throw at us from time to time.

For me words are for life and the joy of using them to capture a moment is all part of this. For this reason, I’m no longer accepting awards. I’m massively grateful for the nominations I’ve had over the first year of this blog. But as it’s all about the words, please don’t be offended if I don’t reciprocate with something you’ve taken the trouble to nominate me for. It’s nothing personal!

Jemverse is my life in words. Hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy writing them.

Oh, and about the pics – these are mostly mine too. Sometimes I’ll take a pic to match a verse; other times I’ll match the verse to the pic. Or I might just pick a pic from those I’ve taken before because it fits well with what I’ve written. The Jemverse gallery on my homepage includes thumbnails from many of my posts.

And, for a flavour of what I do and why, check out ‘Quiet & Unassuming‘; it kind of sums things up.

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66 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Yoshiko
    Jul 11, 2014 @ 16:19:17

    Jem, thank you for the likes, visit and follow. Hope you enjoy mine too

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  2. Yoshiko
    Jul 12, 2014 @ 00:14:52

    Thank you on behalf of Daylight Tune Ministry to follow our ministry. May our writings refresh and inspire you in your daily walk in The Lord πŸ™‚

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  3. Michelle Sherlock
    Jul 22, 2014 @ 08:42:32

    I nominated you for Very Inspiring Blogger award recently – find out more here http://looking4godtoday.wordpress.com/2014/07/03/honour/

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  4. Enchanted Insanity
    Aug 31, 2014 @ 20:43:23

    Lovely poems! And thank you for following my blog!

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  5. Jem Croucher
    Sep 01, 2014 @ 01:23:36

    Thank you for following mine!

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  6. alfredsalmanac
    Sep 11, 2014 @ 10:38:26

    Hi Jem, I have nominated you for 2 awards. Thank you.

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  7. vanessalovespostcards
    Sep 29, 2014 @ 10:32:29

    Best wishes from Germany! I like your blog very much, you are really gifted.
    Hugs β™₯

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  8. Come To Timmy
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 16:58:18

    liking your style

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  9. Jem Croucher
    Sep 30, 2014 @ 17:43:28

    Thank you. πŸ™‚

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  10. backyardowl
    Oct 20, 2014 @ 14:55:30

    Hi Jem – I wanted to let you know I’ve nominated your blog for a One Lovely Blog Award. Details are here: http://backyardowl.com/2014/10/20/one-lovely-blog-award-my-15-blog-loves/.

    Your blog feeds my daily need for beautiful photos and beautiful words, and I really appreciate the creativity that goes into making each ordinary daily experience a extraordinary poem. Keep up the great work!

    Emily

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    • Jem Croucher
      Oct 20, 2014 @ 15:32:47

      Thank you so much for both those lovely words and the award Emily. I’ll be saying something more about the latter later with my proud acceptance of same, but just wanted to say that seeing your comment on getting home this afternoon absolutely made my day today. Really big smiles!

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  11. Dr. Rex
    Oct 23, 2014 @ 15:59:47

    Stopping by to thank you for visiting “It Is What It Is” .. and the follow. It’s deeply appreciated!! Peace ….

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  12. Sean
    Nov 30, 2014 @ 18:21:50

    Hi. I really like your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award. If you follow this link, you can find out more.

    http://theplight2write.com/2014/11/30/the-liebster-award/

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  13. imaginenewdesigns12
    Jan 05, 2015 @ 04:17:52

    Thank you for following my blog. I enjoyed reading your first two poems about the beach and ocean because they remind me of the days when I lived by the ocean in Florida. Thanks for bringing back some happy memories for me. Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

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  14. Jem Croucher
    Jan 05, 2015 @ 08:52:38

    Thanks Arlene. I’m really pleased you like the sea and beach poems. Lots more where those came from though, as they’re my best source of inspiration. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  15. Ron
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 12:41:14

    Thank you for following my haiku blog, Jem! We’ll have a lot of fun, that’s for sure. I’m following you, also and love the charming verse. From Sussex to Fort Worth, Texas is a LONG way but our words will build bridges to span the miles between. πŸ™‚

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  16. Fatina96
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 13:45:36

    thank you so much for the follow, i went through some of your posts and found your words really touching.
    And oh, your picture-taking skills are rather cool too! :0
    happy blogging! πŸ™‚

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  17. lljostes
    Jan 31, 2015 @ 15:53:05

    Nice to meet you! Thanks for the follow! I look forward to more Jemverse in the days ahead!

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  18. Malctg - The Foureyed Poet.
    Feb 11, 2015 @ 20:11:43

    Hi Jem. So nice to meet you and wanting to follow my poetry adventures Also so kind that you liked my poems ‘ IronGate! fields! Rapidly! Wave Goodbye! Aware! Silo! and Birds! Our way of thinking about our writing is very similar. Peace and Best Wishes. The Foureyed Poet.

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  19. Jem Croucher
    Feb 11, 2015 @ 20:25:30

    Always nice to find a kindred spirit!

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  20. Paul Handover
    Feb 13, 2015 @ 14:31:55

    Jem, what a delight to have you decide to follow Learning from Dogs. Have to say you won’t find much poetry but plenty of feelings! But many thanks for the follow.

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  21. Laura (Luna) Marie
    Feb 19, 2015 @ 13:52:37

    Really enjoying you and your poetry! Grateful I stumbled upon you and looking forward to more! πŸ™‚
    Love & Namaste, Luna

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  22. Waves and Pebbles - random thoughts and writing on life
    Jun 05, 2015 @ 21:58:54

    Hi Jem. I wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award. I hope you may be interested and wish to accept the nomination. Information is provided in my blog earlier today. With best wishes. Kay

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  23. Jem Croucher
    Jun 05, 2015 @ 23:27:05

    Thank you so much for the nomination – I’m truly grateful (and humbled). However, I made a decision a little while ago not to accept any more awards on Jemverse. For me, it’s all about the words. Thanks again for thinking of me though. πŸ˜€

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  25. Amreen Bashir Shaikh
    Sep 19, 2015 @ 10:36:28

    Hey! Awesome blog!Awesome work! Thank you for the follow! Needed to connect, but didn’t found your contact email! Kindly please drop your email id on painttheworldwithwords@gmail.com

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  26. Ratika Deshpande
    Sep 20, 2015 @ 05:43:49

    Thanks for following my blog. And really beautiful poems.

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  27. Gwenice Gwee
    Sep 25, 2015 @ 13:22:45

    Hello Jem, I’ve nominated you for the Creative Blogger Award! πŸ˜€ https://thechaserofdreams.wordpress.com/2015/09/25/the-creative-blog-award/

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  28. ChardeKing
    Oct 15, 2015 @ 06:26:07

    Such a beautiful blog. I love the images and design it feels so homey. πŸ™‚

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  29. Emtage
    Oct 24, 2015 @ 17:31:13

    As always, a pleasure reading your blog! I linked to it in my OneLovelyBlogAward, check it out if you like πŸ™‚ https://emtage.wordpress.com/one-lovely-blog-award/

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  30. hillgem
    Oct 28, 2015 @ 20:10:01

    What a lovely site. I love the way you say/write – ‘my life in words. and the wayyou post your images

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  31. Nishita13
    Jan 29, 2016 @ 13:38:52

    Inspiring ❀

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  32. thereluctantpoetweb
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 01:32:09

    Jem, your about page is so great. I really liked – For me words are for life and the joy of using them to capture a moment is all part of this. I too get such joy out of using words to capture a moment, a memory. I like to paint a visual or emotional painting with them. I know I will enjoy going back through your prior posts.

    Would love to hear your feedback on my post The Reluctant Poet?

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  33. Jem Croucher
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 12:50:27

    Thanks so much for adding this – always great to get new additions to the homepage. And to think that it would get to this – well over 3000 worldwide followers and poems published on over 10 public facing e-outlets on a pretty well daily basis! I’ve always written, but it was only because my wife and soulmate kept suggesting I should start up a blog that things took off. So it’s always such an encouragement to me to hear from others (like you) out there who feel similar about their wordsmithery.

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  34. thereluctantpoetweb
    Feb 11, 2017 @ 23:13:32

    Congratulations on your success and your bright future! I have no doubt that you will continue to have even more followers (I’m one). Isn’t great that you can have a Soulmate that is so supportive of your talent and work? My daughter is the one that signed me up for my blog. She said, “I’m helping you overcome your fears, so I push you so you can fly” Ha! It worked and I’m really enjoying it, just like you!

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