and I haven’t posted in so long..
Today looked like this..
Some snapshots of a wonderful day off spent with my sister, nephew, Dad, Gran and Auntie.
For me days out like this are so refreshing. I loved capturing some little moments as spring begins.
I never tire of spending time here.
Haven’t written much on here lately. Here are some late evening scribbles.. It’s currently untitled..
Sometimes struggles shout louder than they shouldForgetting how far you’ve come
Times of feeling stuck.
But oh daughter of mine you’ve yet
to see the places you’ll go.
For in the struggle you are stronger
than you realise
Don’t loose heart
Remember whose you are!
Where you are now is not the end of the
There are more pages to be woven
into this beautiful tapestry
His love for you runs deep.
Even if at times it feels distant
He’s got your back
Right alongside you.
Every tear that falls down your face
When you feel moments of despair
When things seem so uncertain
Know that it’s who you are that
Keep that bright spark of encouragement
Don’t loose sight of that
Lift your head up and smile
For you are beloved of the King
and He delights in you.
Carole Farish 17/02/2017
There are perks to being a reluctant night owl at times. It’s usually these times when I’m most inspired to write.
Rushing too and fro
Sweet silence of the night
Longing to return
to a place my heart
Still in wonder
of the glorious creation
He has made
Of mountain tops
Clouds and embers
Still in wonder
1. Being alive
3. Wonderful family and friends
4. New beginnings
6. Finding joy in the little things
10. Dreams and adventures.
Some thoughts on dreams..
I’ve come to realise recently that some dreams in our hearts don’t need to be forever.. For me they seem to evolve and grow.. And encourage me to believe that better things are ahead..
They don’t need to stay stagnant. But I know I’ve also been one to let dreams lay dormant.
When you want to see something come to pass but don’t yet have the courage to jump in a the deep end. For me one of those dreams is to have a photography business in family and kids portraits and photo shoots.
Another one is to publish my poems (that is still a work in progress).
There is something powerful in speaking about it even though it’s not yet come to pass
I’m okay with not knowing the how.. That will come in time.
Dreams come in a size too big so that we may grow into them.
Sometimes encouragement doesn’t need to shout to be heard
It can begin with a small whisper
You are: brave
Knowing that it’s okay to wear your heart on your sleeve..
To live life with open hands
To give and receive
To know that when life is hard
You are not alone
There are many cheering you on
That have your back..
When you often think of others before yourself
Know that there will be days when you will need other people to be that for you.
When really we don’t have everything together all the time.
Sometimes life is tough..
And it’s okay to take one day at a time..
There are brighter days ahead..
And others need your smile, laughter and hope in their lives..as much as you do too.
C.Farish April 2016
Even though I am a poet.. At school it was not something that I enjoyed. As it was all about formulas of how to write. Rather than something organic.
It’s as though poetry found me. I first began writing in my mid teens.
Poetry is meant to be felt by the reader. They can articulate their own meaning from the words written. It’s not something written to be taken apart and changed.
When I write it is as though an idea, thought or phrase kind of writes itself.. It just happens.
Words have the power to do great good. To encourage, bring hope and inspire those around us.
Some moments are like mountains. When we’ve got to climb through some hard times.
Often travel difficult roads
That may be long journeys
or short ones.
But when we reach the top
What was once before us
Towards a new understanding
A realisation that
We are so much stronger than we think we are.
And that by looking back
How He has carried us through
the toughest of times
And never left
and He never will.