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TeaTimeSunday / SONNETS
by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (17-20) SONNET #21-24 of 154 (25)
[INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #2 (1.02) CONTINUED FROM #1
"The Harvest"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Buffy
prevents The Master's rising ...
(Apocalypse: Zip)

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

BUFFY VERSE for 4/1 Tea Time in L.A.)
Rewatching the Vampire Slayer #2

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT (UPN) WWW.BUFFY.COM ... BEFORE ALL FORUMS WERE DELETED 9/19/02 ...
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Sonnets for 4/1 TEA TIME
Rewatching BtVS episode #2: "The Harvest"

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 01, 2002, 5:34 PM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #021-024 of 154
"Once More, With Adjustments"
(Old Episodes & Older Eyes)

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(a 4-sonnet sequence)

PART 1: FROM DETAIL TO BIG PICTURE

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{BVS_021_01.01} THE CROSS THAT ANGEL GAVE HER WAS NOT ON

{BVS_021_01.02} when Luke reached down to kill, BUT THEN APPEARED

{BVS_021_01.03} right there, right by her heart -- THEN POOF, IT'S GONE

{BVS_021_01.04} right after Luke's right hand's flesh had been seared.

 
{BVS_021_01.05} A "PICKY" THING TO NOTICE, but I do.

{BVS_021_01.06} With hindsight from six seasons' future fact,

{BVS_021_01.07} I find my eyes too jaded to pursue

{BVS_021_01.08} loose threads of beauty -- 'til new seams are tacked.

 
{BVS_021_01.09} The threads that yield more recent misery

{BVS_021_01.10} were clearly visible right from the start.

{BVS_021_01.11} And if your heart enjoyed the fantasy,

{BVS_021_01.12} "reality" now's pulled those seams apart.

 
{BVS_021_01.13} I guess I'm saying, now, I can't be blind

{BVS_021_01.14} to what it might have been. I've changed my mind.


{2}

{BVS_022_02.01} THE CHALLENGE I'D SET FORTH was to explore

{BVS_022_02.02} the Buffy tapestry -- its darks and lights.

{BVS_022_02.03} Find patterns to remember and adore.

{BVS_022_02.04} AND THEREBY -- should we ever set our sights . . .

 
{BVS_022_02.05} . . . on telling TV tales -- we'd have clear lines

{BVS_022_02.06} well chalked in mem'ry by Joss Whedon's hand.

{BVS_022_02.07} Have learned the secrets of his best designs.

{BVS_022_02.08} BUT NOW I want to change what I had planned.

 
{BVS_022_02.09} WHAT IF we could change anything? BEGIN:

{BVS_022_02.10} FIRST I'd persuade Ms. Holmes to take "the" role.

{BVS_022_02.11} THEN cast "the cooler Xander" (his real twin).

{BVS_022_02.12} AND I would play the vampire with a soul.{grin}

 
{BVS_022_02.13} NO WAIT, don't mock me with your monkey pants.

{BVS_022_02.14} (Hey, I can dream.) New Angel comes from France! ///


{3}

{PART 2: FROM BIG PICTURE TO. . . CHAOS?}

 
{BVS_023_03.01} "THE HARVEST" WAS SUPPOSED TO BE the theme

{BVS_023_03.02} of all my sonnet verses for today.

{BVS_023_03.03} I watched it through, last night, but then this scheme

{BVS_023_03.04} came to my mind . . . and hence this disarray:

 
{BVS_023_03.05} Instead of finding things I want to praise,

{BVS_023_03.06} I found myself distracted by each flaw.

{BVS_023_03.07} A lust "to change it all" -- go diff'rent ways

{BVS_023_03.08} than Joss had gone (though that's "against the law"{g}).

 
{BVS_023_03.09} I make myself calm down and watch once more.

{BVS_023_03.10} I try to love the Master's big bad style.

{BVS_023_03.11} Though my blaspheming bottom's getting sore,

{BVS_023_03.12} I look, and look, and look . . . BUT all the while . . .

 
{BVS_023_03.13} . . . I keep imagining sweet Katie Holmes

{BVS_023_03.14} in my Angelic face. . .   Saliva foams.{ewg}


{4}

{BVS_024_04.01} AS YOU CAN SEE this verse has "lost its soul." {smile}

{BVS_024_04.02} "The Harvest" matters not, to me. No more.

{BVS_024_04.03} This sonnet must now seek some higher goal.

{BVS_024_04.04} to justify our time . . . Kick down a door . . .

 
{BVS_024_04.05} . . . beyond the silly surface of desire.

{BVS_024_04.06} Can our imaginations be set free

{BVS_024_04.07} by Katie-lust? Can Holmes-love take us high'r?

{BVS_024_04.08} Or are we playing pure insanity?

 
{BVS_024_04.09} Perhaps like Buffy{6.17 "Normal Again"}, down that road's our path ...

{BVS_024_04.10} But wait! That means the path Joss took was right.

{BVS_024_04.11} Which means that all I've written needs new math.

{BVS_024_04.12} And maybe I'm just higher than a kite.{g}

 
{BVS_024_04.13} THE BOTTOM LINE'S we've got a 6th-year eye.

{BVS_024_04.14} You can't "go Holmes" again. But, God, I'd try.{ewg}

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