If the whole world loves a lover
and all the the world’s a stage
Do we really like that actor
Who does not act his age?
In tennis Love is nothing
A Love match has no score
What can tennis teach us
That we haven’t learned before?
L ive, love, learn, leave
O bserve, organize, orchestrate
V olunteer, verify, (never) vilify
E ndeavor, enlighten, encourage
Valentine’s Ode to My Favorite Books
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee from page first to page last
My soul will still love thee though time has past
For the plot of intrigue and endearing pace
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most compelling need, to the author’s next book to read
Your siren’s call I will surely heed
I love thee strongly as an addiction
To read thee is a cure for my affliction.
In my dotage and in my youth
Within your pages I find great truth
Whether in print, by audio, or online
I heed thy words in heart and mind.
And though I’ve read thee once before
We shall continue to meet many times more.