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Tilden Train

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Corinne
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Tilden Train

‘Round the mountaintop it ran,
through make-believe timber towns,
rusting iron, painted facades
of general store and water tower.

We liked to sit in the very first car,
in the quiet, cool morning,
fog enshrouded bays below,
scented steam floating past,
your trusting little hand in mine,
watching you more fun than the ride,
but oh, how you cried in the tunnel.

Weaving in and out of redwoods,
peek of Berkeley Hills,
tiptop of triangular Transamerica
just visible above the fog line
in the distant City.

Blue and white striped conductor’s hat
guided that imagination, to lands
where mine could never go,
but, the meaning of the moment
did not escape me.

© 2000 Corinne Bailey

© Copyright 2000 Corinne - All Rights Reserved
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Corinne~
I enjoyed this trip.
I'm there !
Sounds like you enjoyed it too.

(just got a thing about those 'tunnels', huh?)
*Grinning*
Love ya'
~*Marge*~


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When it comes to Tapestries of life Corinne, you rule.....  

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What a wonderful trip, Corinne!  
Corinne
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Thank you, Marge, gee, didn't think of that until after writing this!  LOL

Thanks, Martie!

Thnk you very much, Parker, we weave as we go, yes?

Corinne
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Yes and you weave and weave, so lets weave this back to the top.

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This is delightful, Corinne! A moment shared that you will never forget!  

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Thank you Park, very sweet of you!

Thank you also, Denise!

Corinne
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Oh! I loved this one!   It was very sweet, and the images were excellent.


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Enjoyed muchly.  Can hear the conductor yelling All Aboard!  
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Oh I love trains...Thanks for the ride with you  

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Thank you kindly, Temptress, Mike and First_Knight!

Corinne
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This is terrific, Corinne. There is a certain mystique about trains that nothing else has. Thanks for painting such a great picture...........
 
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