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by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (74-77) SONNETS #78-81 of 154 (82-85)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #18 (2.06)
"Halloween"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Buffy
and most folks in Sunnydale ...
become what they wear.

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #78-81/154 for Tea Time in L.A. #30 -
BtVS18 Halloween

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT (UPN) WWW.BUFFY.COM ... BEFORE ALL FORUMS WERE DELETED 9/19/02 ...
CLICK THE BRONZE SKULL TO SEE ARCHIVE COPY OF (NONCOLOR) VERSION (FOR COMPARISON)
Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #30 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - Apr 23, 2002, 6:31 PM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #078-081 of 154
SLANDERING JANUS

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

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{BVS_078_01.01} THE SLANDERING OF JANUS!!! God of doors . . .

{BVS_078_01.02} of PORTALS . . . new beginnings. SHAME ON JOSS!

{BVS_078_01.03} SINCE Giles has research running out his pores,

{BVS_078_01.04} HOW COULD god Whedon let the writer gloss . . .

 
{BVS_078_01.05} . . . the essence of the Roman guardian

{BVS_078_01.06} of the whole universe to modern slang?

{BVS_078_01.07} The two-faced statue's meaning's been undone

{BVS_078_01.08} by sloppy usage. HENCE this verse harangue.

 
{BVS_078_01.09} From "Janus" comes the first month of the year.

{BVS_078_01.10} A fresh start as our hist'ry turns the page.

{BVS_078_01.11} The sacred Janus month, not one of fear,

{BVS_078_01.12} but opportunity for a new age.

 
{BVS_078_01.13} First day each month . . . first hour of each day . . .

{BVS_078_01.14} and year's first month -- to Janus Romans pray.


{2}

{BVS_079_02.01} BUT IN THE EPISODE NAMED "HALLOWEEN"

{BVS_079_02.02} the villain prayed to Janus to unleash

{BVS_079_02.03} a chaos on identity's routine.

{BVS_079_02.04} WELL . . . blame it on the writer's mind's pastiche . . .

 
{BVS_079_02.05} . . . of fragments of all knowledge from the past.

{BVS_079_02.06} To fixate on the two-faced statue's coin

{BVS_079_02.07} of common usage that pops rather fast

{BVS_079_02.08} into our minds when pieces we adjoin.

 
{BVS_079_02.09} The carpenter who uses one bent nail

{BVS_079_02.10} to hold his work together should expect

{BVS_079_02.11} his effort for the beautiful will fail.

{BVS_079_02.12} More care, Joss, in the nails that you select.

 
{BVS_079_02.13} A mish-mash of a theme is what you get

{BVS_079_02.14} if standards for your quality aren't met.


{3}

{BVS_080_03.01} A "MISH-MASHED THEME"? . . . What do I mean by this?

{BVS_080_03.02} "COHERENCE" is the term that I will use

{BVS_080_03.03} to represent the goal -- the perfect kiss

{BVS_080_03.04} that comes when all things "click" to light the fuse . . .

 
{BVS_080_03.05} . . . of story power -- when all lines converge

{BVS_080_03.06} within a magic circle: beauty's mark.

{BVS_080_03.07} WHEN DONE RIGHT, all the characters emerge

{BVS_080_03.08} with greater clarity. BUT HERE I BARK . . .

 
{BVS_080_03.09} . . . UNHAPPY DOG with bones to gnaw with rhyme.

{BVS_080_03.10} I paw the episode for scraps of meat..

{BVS_080_03.11} (I can't help if I do this ev'ry time.)

{BVS_080_03.12} I want my slobb'ring verse to find what's sweet.

 
{BVS_080_03.13} But dogs who've tasted meaty bones will yelp

{BVS_080_03.14} when tossed a salad. YET I've come to help.


{4}

{BVS_081_04.01} NO HELP, of course, will fix what has transpired.

{BVS_081_04.02} This episode is firmly in the can.

{BVS_081_04.03} The only fix would be if I was hired {g}

{BVS_081_04.04} a long, long time ago. Instead of fan, . . .

 
{BVS_081_04.05} . . . consultant of a kind that's not yet known.

{BVS_081_04.06} I swear the rhyme has led me down this path.

{BVS_081_04.07} A blatant plea for pay would make me groan.

{BVS_081_04.08} To bark for money? Give that dog a bath!

 
{BVS_081_04.09} The point, you see, of this absurd aside

{BVS_081_04.10} is killing time until I wrap this up

{BVS_081_04.11} with some profound remark that will abide

{BVS_081_04.12} within your memory. But, Buttercup, . . .

 
{BVS_081_04.13} . . . whatever insight that I meant to say

{BVS_081_04.14} got lost when money happened in my way.

{ [THE END]

HAIKU CODA

Perhaps all writers
can lose their inspiration
when their dogs hunt dough.[ewg]


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