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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (28-29) SONNETS #30 & #31 of 154 (32-33)
SONNET #30 : THE (Tea Time INTERDIMENSIONAL) PORTAL
AND
SONNET #31 [INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #6 (1.06)
"The Pack"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP (REPEAT):
The one where Xander
joins a pack of mean students ...
"who've put on the dog."

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

early sneak preview of
sonnetized text for Wed TEA TIME in L.A. (7-8 PM Bronze Time)

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT (UPN) WWW.BUFFY.COM ... BEFORE ALL FORUMS WERE DELETED 9/19/02 ...
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SANTA MONICA BEACH : TRANSIENT INTERDIMENSIONAL PORTAL LOUNGE -
TEA TIME

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 10, 2002, 6:35 AM

WHEN'S TEA TIME? 7-8 PM Bronze Time
WHAT'S TEA TIME? YOU FIGURE IT OUT. [smile]

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #030, #031 of 154
THE PORTAL [AND] THE PACK

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form

 
#30 THE PORTAL [SONNETIZED DESCRIPTION] }

{BVS_030_01.01} IN SHAKESPEARE'S SONNET FORM, WE SET OUR SCENE:

{BVS_030_01.02} UPON PACIFIC SAND, NEAR SUNNYDALE

{BVS_030_01.03} AT STROKE OF TEA TIME HOUR, NOW ROUTINE,

{BVS_030_01.04} THERE SUDDENLY APPEARS, LIKE AHAB'S WHALE, . . .

 
{BVS_030_01.05} . . . AN ALL-GLASS STRUCTURE, |

WITH ONE SHIMM'RING WALL:

{BVS_030_01.06} A TRANS'ENT PORTAL with its mysteries.

{BVS_030_01.07} INSIDE, THE ORACLE who "makes the call"

{BVS_030_01.08} on "who is worthy." Verse is all he sees.

 
{BVS_030_01.09} WHAT SHALL YOU GAIN, |

IF THROUGH THIS PORTAL PASS?

{BVS_030_01.10} Beyond a mastery of Shakespeare's form,

{BVS_030_01.11} who knows what lies beyond your looking glass --

{BVS_030_01.12} what acts of beauty, then, will you perform.

 
{BVS_030_01.13} For some parts of this path you walk haiku.

{BVS_030_01.14} Some stretches take blank verse. |

Then sonnet's coup.

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#31 THE PACK [RE: BtVS #6 "The Pack"] }

 
{BVS_031_01.01} TODAY, OUR BUFFY EPISODE IS SIX:

{BVS_031_01.02} "The Pack," where one rude clique "puts on the dog."

{BVS_031_01.03} Their predatory human natures mix

{BVS_031_01.04} with evil animal. The school's pet hog . . .

 
{BVS_031_01.05} . . . is appetizer for their meal's main course:

{BVS_031_01.06} the Principal. Poor Flutie -- "doggy" dung.

{BVS_031_01.07} Thank goodness, Xander missed that scene's remorse,

{BVS_031_01.08} but by that time he's found himself among . . .

 
{BVS_031_01.09} . . . the pack -- though there are "virtues" to that place.

{BVS_031_01.10} His confidence and sex appeal are strong --

{BVS_031_01.11} when normally, he flutters to save face.

{BVS_031_01.12} We can see why a pack may not seem wrong.

 
{BVS_031_01.13} But Flutie and the pig . . . they know the score.

{BVS_031_01.14} Attacking "others" . . . That's what packs are for.

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