Poetic License: With love to play
(Happy Birthday Marjorie)
When I first served to play our game of love
Love-all was just a score I had to break,
But rallies filled with thrilling give and take
Soon gained advantage for my every move.
To open court you served with change of pace,
Took back the lead at love in quick exchange,
Then gave it back in full before the change,
Returning to receive with open face.
And then with matchless play by two as one,
Without a call or fault for either side
Nor unforced error made to break the tie
Our game went on and on in perfect run.
And now we let our match run day by day
To hold at love and love— with love to play.