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, July 31, 2016


Mt. Rundle, Canadian Rockies, July 2016

In my mind I ran ashore
Then stepped upon the sand
My heart said go - half explore
I walk along deserted land
I’d never seen before
While it was grand
My feet grew sore
I turned to find
My boat no more
Returning tide had lifted it
I’d failed to moor
Now it’s adrift
I’d never see my home again
For running hard and swimming swift
Retrieving it
I sailed away
Adieu I bid

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Lake Louise, Canadian Rockies, July 2016

When Olivia came to help
She asked what we would do?
We shall start with something new
As taskers, tasking tasks
But first we needed fuel to burn
So lunchers lunching lunch
Moving on from there we changed
To planters planting plants
Then we took a little break
As snackers snacking snacks.
Then sat upon a sofa chair
As nappers napping naps.

Friday, July 1, 2016


Water Fun, Girl's Camp, June 2016, LoLoMai Springs Arizona

Green fruit upon the ground
Idle boys standing round
Who cannot grasp the value of
They only think of run and shove

How to teach
Such things to each
Yes some will see
And other leave

Values of high moral ground
Quality’s higher price per pound
Nobel character afore
Math, science, writ and more