I’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.