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TeaTimeSunday / SONNETS
by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (113-116) SONNET #117-120 of 154 (121-124)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODES #28 (2.16) & #119 (6.19)

28: "Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered"
ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Xander
uses magic on Cordy ...
Oops! All gals want him!

119: "Seeing Red"
ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one that ends with
bullets for Tara and Buf.
(Spike "rapes" Buffy, NOT)


 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #117-120 for Tea Time in L.A.
(about BtVS episodes #28 & #119)

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. - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 11, 2002, 6:05 AM

These two episodes are 91 episodes apart. In episode 28, Xander
wishes dating was as "simple and direct" as slaying.

In episode 119, Spike decides he'll go back to the clarity
of Vampire VS Slayer.

What is there to say as we leap across four seasons of Buffy
in a single bound? I had no idea. Not until I wrote the sonnets. That's what
writing your thoughts in rhetorical verse is good for. Figuring out what
you think . . . with a little help of the rhyme and iambic pentameter stuff. [no joke]

And, yes, today's sonnet sequence has the stupidest title I have ever
come up with. [smile]

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #117-120 of 154
119 - 28 = 91

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

 }
{BVS_117_01.01} IN 119 SPIKE WANTS that clarity

{BVS_117_01.02} of vampire vs slayer . . . tooth and stake.

{BVS_117_01.03} To hell with Buffy-love's insanity.

{BVS_117_01.04} That doomed infatuation? Big mistake!

 
{BVS_117_01.05} "I will return to kill her. Make her pay

{BVS_117_01.06} for not returning what that slayer b*tch

{BVS_117_01.07} could never understand was her best way

{BVS_117_01.08} (as slayer) to relieve a woman's itch . . .

 
{BVS_117_01.09} . . . for love within constraints of duty's call.

{BVS_117_01.10} She is a killing creature of the night.

{BVS_117_01.11} Why could that stupid b*tch not simply fall

{BVS_117_01.12} for someone who was clearly Mister Right.

 
{BVS_117_01.13} Well fine. I'll click the switch. The world will change.

{BVS_117_01.14} When I come back, her lungs I'll rearrange."


{2}

{BVS_118_02.01} NOW, GO BACK 90 EPISODES. . . ONE MORE.

{BVS_118_02.02} And there is Xander wishing dating was

{BVS_118_02.03} as simple & direct as how you score

{BVS_118_02.04} the slaying game. No new math algebras . . .

 
{BVS_118_02.05} . . . are needed when a monster's in your face.

{BVS_118_02.06} You strike until it's dead. There is no pain

{BVS_118_02.07} of indecision. Grab and swing your mace

{BVS_118_02.08} directly at your target -- smash its brain.

 
{BVS_118_02.09} "If only winning love was just like that.

{BVS_118_02.10} Well, not with nail-spiked balls. That makes a mess

{BVS_118_02.11} of ev'rything. She'd have to wear a hat.

{BVS_118_02.12} A caveman's club? Some love taps, more or less."

 
{BVS_118_02.13} BUT reverie's disrupted by attack

{BVS_118_02.14} of vampire. BUFFY SLAYS, THEN SAYS YOU LACK. . .


{3}

{BVS_119_03.01} . . . A FULL APPRECIATION of her game.

{BVS_119_03.02} The goal is clear, but tactics you must choose.

{BVS_119_03.03} Decisiveness, dear Xander, not those lame

{BVS_119_03.04} distracting jokes that guarantee you lose . . .

 
{BVS_119_03.05} . . . initiative when facing down your foe.

{BVS_119_03.06} Yes: "Monster: Bad." That's easy. THIS is hard:

{BVS_119_03.07} Each moment firmly choose which way to go.

{BVS_119_03.08} Not limply joking sideways. . . LIKE THE BARD . . .

 
{BVS_119_03.09} . . . CHOOSE ONE STRAIGHT LINE . . . |

as you stab through the chest

{BVS_119_03.10} of what you most desire. . . Your words define

{BVS_119_03.11} your chances of becoming truly blessed

{BVS_119_03.12} by your correct selection . . . You can't whine . . .

 
{BVS_119_03.13} . . . at probabilities you'll live or die.

{BVS_119_03.14} Much better that . . . than always joke and sigh.


{4}

{BVS_120_04.01} NOW SPIKE RETURNING to cruel clarity

{BVS_120_04.02} makes sense . . . consid'ring all that he's been through.

{BVS_120_04.03} It's not a case of losing purity.

{BVS_120_04.04} He's "evil," after all. I wish him Dru.

 
{BVS_120_04.05} BUT XANDER? It's too bad He wasn't shot

{BVS_120_04.06} a long, long time ago ... since he can't learn

{BVS_120_04.07} a single thing. A "grown-up? He is not!

{BVS_120_04.08} OH COME BACK DANCING DEMON, make him burn . . .

 
{BVS_120_04.09} . . . with flames or viruses . . . Delete his part.

{BVS_120_04.10} NOW . . . THINK OF SAM & RILEY who somewhere

{BVS_120_04.11} fight evil hand to hand and heart to heart.

{BVS_120_04.12} I often wish I watched this cool, clear pair . . .

 
{BVS_120_04.13} . . . instead of Buffy's whacked out coma dream.

{BVS_120_04.14} I'll let you guess my point . . . Let's eat ice cream. {ewg}

{ [THE END]

HAIKU CODA

What's the point of that?
Figuring out there's no point? 
Or do you see one?
[smile]


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