On the first Saturday
of the second month
there was three weeks rain.
Followed by four knocks on the door
five thunderous stamps on the floor
and six times the combined sound in echo.
After seven minutes I could take no more
it took eight long strides to reach therefore
turning the handle nine degrees to outpour
tea from a pot I’d been brewing ten bags before.
Leaving just one word each of tea-eat-ate creates a typical capital i shape, as in:
That letter (i) was of course the prime theme in my other letter wordplay (letterology!) post this week.
Even More Wordplay
Another EAT is created going backwards diagonally from square 9 to 1.
All three words can be fitted into five letters from nine in a cascading letters wave, for example, TEATE:
TEA, to start, then adding the other T for T(EAT), and then the other E for TE(ATE).
This works the other ways: EATEA (ATE and TEA added to EAT) and ATEAT (TEA and EAT added to ATE).
Happy Wordplay New Year!!!