The latest meme going around the blogs involves getting assigned a letter of the alphabet and then listing ten things you love that begin with that letter. When I commented on the meme over at PPB's, she gave me the letter T, which she said stood for time. So I picked out some T words and started writing the meme up, using all my favorite T words, and then somehow I got it into my head that I could only use T words and nothing else. Here is the result. I only regret that I just didn't have room for tongue-twister, totem, or tiddly-winks.
Part of the meme is supposed to include me assigning letters to anyone who comments, but as my readers know, I am not very quick about answering comments, especially on weekends. So if you leave a comment and want to do the meme, take the first letter from the word verification screen. And cheat if you want. No one will ever know.
This train traced the trail through tiny towns,
twisted through throbbing traffic,
trembled through tulips thronging tidy triangles.
Together, the two travelled through tall trees,
teeming trilliums, tilted tombstones. Tigers.
Tugboats thrust tuneful tidings towards towpaths.
Toy trucks trailed tinsel through tollgates.
Tropical tiffany temples tickled their throats.
Through thistle, thorns, toothaches, therapy,
through tattered tie-dyed tapestries, they travelled.
Thunder teased the trees, terrified tadpoles.
Tenderly, they talked through tea,
tight-roped through tears, tiptoed to thanks.
They tasted tangerines, tried tap-dance, trusted tango.
Tenacious, they twinkled through tunnels
talking, thrashing, tumbling.
Thirsty, they tugged time tendrils
towards thick towels, tents, turtledoves.
Toes touched, teeth tickled, talcumed thighs tingled,
trumpets thrilled through twilight.