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TeaTimeSunday / SONNETS
by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES   (9-12) SONNETS #13-14 of 154 (15)
[META-COMMENTARY ABOUT
WHY YOU'RE SONNETEERING]

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

(For Tea Time in L.A. 3/28/02)
Sonnet School For Slayers

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This is not Tea Time . . . but Tea Time will come [g]
( 7-8 PM Bronze Time ) Here's today's verse:

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Mar 28, 2002, 3:53 PM

 

(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNETS #13-14 of 154
TRAINING: a/k/a Sonnet School For Slayers

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(a 2-sonnet sequence)

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{BVS_013_01.01} WHEN BUFFY FIGHTS THE VAMPIRES, her quick wits

{BVS_013_01.02} supplies her tongue with slashing words on cue.

{BVS_013_01.03} As Willow learned,{"Anne" 3.1} it's hard to say "what fits

{BVS_013_01.04} the moment" when you're staking. How 'bout you? . . .

 
{BVS_013_01.05} . . . How quickly can you come up with good lines

{BVS_013_01.06} to slay the demons that get in your way?

{BVS_013_01.07} WELL, HERE AT TEA TIME, we're NOT tasting wines,

{BVS_013_01.08} BUT RATHER exercising how to say ...

 
{BVS_013_01.09} ... more powerf'lly the thoughts in your own mind.

{BVS_013_01.10} We WON'T be asking vampires: "What's your sign?"
{So from now on Tea "topics" won't be mine.}

{BVS_013_01.11} Our TEA TIME slayer training is the kind
{Tea Time's for slayer training "of a kind" --}

{BVS_013_01.12} where flabby verbal muscles we'll define.
{a place where verbal muscles we define.}

 
{BVS_013_01.13} Our training regimen is formal verse.

{BVS_013_01.14} Because in battle ... no time to rehearse.


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{BVS_014_02.01} AT TEA TIME I'M THE WATCHER: Shakespeare's form

{BVS_014_02.02} of sonnet is the target that I set

{BVS_014_02.03} for all sharp slayer tongues. Your voice transform

{BVS_014_02.04} by virtue of fast formal-verse work. Sweat.

 
{BVS_014_02.05} YES, IT'S HARD WORK to be a chosen one:

{BVS_014_02.06} Those who must fight each day to save the world

{BVS_014_02.07} ... from all the monsters who destroy the fun

{BVS_014_02.08} (while never showing{having} their true flags unfurled).

 
{BVS_014_02.09} "The fun" of living must not be snuffed out

{BVS_014_02.10} ... by glorious-schemed agents who dress well

{BVS_014_02.11} and stroll the halls of Hollywood with clout.

{BVS_014_02.12} A slayer needs strong words to walk through hell.

 
{BVS_014_02.13} A slayer's daily training's for the few.

{BVS_014_02.14} The question you must ask: Is it for you?

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