Love is Both a Path and a Guide ~~ Original Poems and Photographs by Rodney Standage, Gilbert Arizona

~~ Read Critically ~ Write Consciously ~ Speak Clearly ~ Tell Your Truth -Clint Smith

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Horton Creek, Arizona, June 2006

Rain falling
Forest of pines

Mist rising
Tingles Spine

Wind softly
Sings its song

Campfire warming
‘Til it’s gone

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Campfire, Pinto Creek Wilderness, Arizona, October 2015
They do not know
And so it’s dark
No place to go
Scene is stark

The walking path
Which they must tread
Made treacherous
Now fills with dread

Oh that they’d learned
To read the map
To find the light
To close the gap

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Montana Mountain looking west to Superstition Mountain, Arizona October 2015

Water frees my strain
It falls as rain
Upon the sand
Thirsty land
From shelter dry
I gazing smile

Sunday, November 1, 2015


Jon and Melanie are wed, October 2015, Gilbert Arizona

We forget the unforgettable,
When practice finds an end.
It’s something quite regrettable,
I’m sorry to need to pen.

The things we found enjoyable,
When fingers found the chords.
Seems now to be inscrutable,
Locked in my memory stores.