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by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (62-65) SONNETS #66-69 of 154 (70-73)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #15 (2.03)
"School Hard"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where lovers
Spike & Dru arrive in Sunnydale ...
(So evil! Hurray!)

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

(for reference only) SONNETS #66-69/154 for Tea Time in L.A. #26 -
BtVS15 School Hard

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT (UPN) WWW.BUFFY.COM ... BEFORE ALL FORUMS WERE DELETED 9/19/02 ...
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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A.#26 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 19, 2002, 10:10 AM

RE: BtVS 2.3 SCHOOL HARD

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #0066-069 of 154
AND THEN CAME TWO
(Spike & Dru Slay Me)

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

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{BVS_066_01.01} THE MOMENT angry "wrinklies" smooth to care . . .

{BVS_066_01.02} THE MOMENT when his heart steps past his grin . . .

{BVS_066_01.03} THE MOMENT love arrives . . . when he's aware . . .

{BVS_066_01.04} HER PRESENCE fills his soul . . . as she walks in . . .

 
{BVS_066_01.05} . . . OR WOULD . . . if soul he had . . . BUT he has none.

{BVS_066_01.06} WELL: That's the vampire theory we've been taught.

{BVS_066_01.07} LIKE: Vampires cannot go into the sun.

{BVS_066_01.08} AND: It's with wooden stakes they must be fought.

 
{BVS_066_01.09} BUT WHEN this golden vampire's eyes embrace

{BVS_066_01.10} the madness of her beauty -- COULD YOU DOUBT

{BVS_066_01.11} "this soulless villain" wears upon his face

{BVS_066_01.12} a perfect simulation of devout . . .

 
{BVS_066_01.13} . . . pure, holy, sacred, sodding soulful love?

{BVS_066_01.14} (Why ruin this perfect thought with sodding "dove"?) {g}


{2}

{BVS_067_02.01} A G*D DAMNED rebel vampire . . . WITH A CAR!!!!

{BVS_067_02.02} (NO puny Mitsubishi . . . BUT A DODGE . . .

{BVS_067_02.03} . . . Desoto FireFlight, Fifty-eight.) A STAR . . .

{BVS_067_02.04} with nova'd presence . . . who would soon dislodge . . .

 
{BVS_067_02.05} . . . "annoying" "big-bad" Collin -- "child" (outgrown

{BVS_067_02.06} his ageless vampire costume since last year . . .

{BVS_067_02.07} SURPRISING: God-like Joss who should have known

{BVS_067_02.08} that children change in size so much it's clear . . .

 
{BVS_067_02.09} . . . this ain't no vampire, buddy, just a kid.

{BVS_067_02.10} A boring kid at that. GOOD LORD, ENOUGH!

{BVS_067_02.11} I'm writing 'bout new Spike, then flip my lid

{BVS_067_02.12} to ramble out a mile of kiddy fluff . . .)

 
{BVS_067_02.13} AS I WAS SAYING 'fore I ran off track.

{BVS_067_02.14} A STAR. TWO STARS. |

Two actors with "the knack."


{3}

{BVS_068_03.01} WHAT'S UP WITH BUFFY in this episode

{BVS_068_03.02} where Spike and his Drusilla come to town.

{BVS_068_03.03} I guess you'd say SHE hit the mother lode

{BVS_068_03.04} of credibility -- turned upside down . . .

 
{BVS_068_03.05} . . . maternal disappointment into pride.

{BVS_068_03.06} The fact that Buffy's faced down death each week

{BVS_068_03.07} meant "nothing" 'till her mother opened wide

{BVS_068_03.08} her peepers. Saw her daughter cheek to cheek . . .

 
{BVS_068_03.09} . . . with deadly evil. Saw that evil blinked.

{BVS_068_03.10} A brave, resourceful daughter who thought first

{BVS_068_03.11} of others as Spike's soulless soldiers slinked

{BVS_068_03.12} about the school to satisfy their thirst . . .

 
{BVS_068_03.13} It changed the theme when momma saved her butt.

{BVS_068_03.14} (Ax-wielding Joyce cracks Spike's head like a nut.)


{4}

{BVS_069_04.01} There's more to say "'bout that," but Spike & Dru

{BVS_069_04.02} are really all I want to sing tonight.

{BVS_069_04.03} How perfectly the actors, writers too,

{BVS_069_04.04} created pure, spectacular, delight . . .

 
{BVS_069_04.05} . . . by snapping vivid characters to life.

{BVS_069_04.06} Two characters who clicked from the word go.

{BVS_069_04.07} Two characters carved by the finest knife.

{BVS_069_04.08} Two characters so sharp they raised the show.

 
{BVS_069_04.09} How marvelously crazy, vile, and sweet . . .

{BVS_069_04.10} Drusilla. Oh, Drusilla. Bless your stars . . .

{BVS_069_04.11} (One day you'll name them all. One name. Repeat.)

{BVS_069_04.12} No single tiny false move ever mars . . .

 
{BVS_069_04.13} . . . the chemistry of evil that's so good

{BVS_069_04.14} between these mighty two. (As if it could.)

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