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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (125,126) SONNETS #127-129,130 of 154 (131-134)
#127-129: SPECIAL NARRATIVE SERIES:
SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (PART 3 OF 3)
AND
#130: INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #30 (2.18)
"Killed By Death"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Buffy
checks into a hospital ...
where children are killed

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #127-130 for Tea Time in L.A. #44 -
Spike's Special Blend (Part 3 of 3) & BtVS #30

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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #44- (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 14, 2002, 6:49 AM

THE FIRST THREE SONNETS FOR TODAY
are the concluding part of a special parallel line of
Bronze sonnets that aren't about a specific episode
of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

This "line" called SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND is telling the story of . . .
. . . well, let's call it "some time with Spike." Is it true? . . .
"I'll never tell." [smile]

Do keep in mind that the "surface" of the tale may not be
what this sonnet sequence is mainly about.

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #127-129,130 of 154
127-129:
SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (PART 3 OF 3)

rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form
(a 3-sonnet sequence)

 
[... THEN SPIKE SAID:] }
{BVS_127_01.01} "IT SEEMS YOU'VE THOUGHT A LOT about my role.

{BVS_127_01.02} PERHAPS TOO MUCH, man . . . though I'm grateful. Much.

{BVS_127_01.03} Without my setting, I'm a lump of coal.

{BVS_127_01.04} The Buffyverse gave me a way to touch . . .

 
{BVS_127_01.05} . . . the world and reach the best that James can be.

{BVS_127_01.06} Hey, I just do the job. I do my best,

{BVS_127_01.07} but if Joss hadn't framed the house you see,

{BVS_127_01.08} I couldn't decorate Spike's room. . . . I'm blessed . . .

 
{BVS_127_01.09} . . . to have this chance . . . when actors mostly fail.

{BVS_127_01.10} Not just for lack of talent . . . but no space

{BVS_127_01.11} that's perfectly prepared. . . . Bad role's are jail.

{BVS_127_01.12} And, man, I've been there. See Spike's pretty face?

 
{BVS_127_01.13} Well, I have been plain ugly many times.

{BVS_127_01.14} The Buffy show atones for all my crimes."


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{SPIKE CONTINUES ...}
{BVS_128_02.01} "FORGET ABOUT SPIKE NOW. . . |

Consider this:

{BVS_128_02.02} The title character{Buffy} has been to hell

{BVS_128_02.03} and heaven . . . then dragged back. . . |

HOW CAN YOU MISS

{BVS_128_02.04} THAT SPAN OF POSSIBILITY? . . . Just smell . . .

 
{BVS_128_02.05} . . . the roses that I get to walk among.

{BVS_128_02.06} If Spike smells good to you . . . please think of that.

{BVS_128_02.07} Before another Spike-song you have sung,

{BVS_128_02.08} remember I am living off the fat . . .

 
{BVS_128_02.09} . . . of Joss's wondrous land I get to roam.

{BVS_128_02.10} I ride across it well. I won't deny . . .

{BVS_128_02.11} but only 'cause Joss made his place my home."

{BVS_128_02.12} SPIKE WINKS AT ME, "I heard you were a spy . . .

 
{BVS_128_02.13} . . . for Mutant Enemy. But that's the truth.

{BVS_128_02.14} Or close enough. I'm grateful, man. . . |

'FORSOOTH.'"


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{BVS_129_03.01} . . . A PLAYFUL WORD. Spike knows |

my "Shakespeare thing."

{BVS_129_03.02} We're back to drinking beer. Just hanging out.

{BVS_129_03.03} TWO GUYS. No more a pauper and a king.

{BVS_129_03.04} Especially 'cause when he hears about . . .

 
{BVS_129_03.05} . . . the lowness of my funds . . . he pays the check.

{BVS_129_03.06} And no, I did not argue this with Spike.

{BVS_129_03.07} He wants to pay? Well I say, what the heck?

{BVS_129_03.08} What is there 'bout this guy you wouldn't like?

 
{BVS_129_03.09} BUT IT'S NOW TIME TO GO. And so we do.

{BVS_129_03.10} I smile at Juliet across the room

{BVS_129_03.11} as James and I head out. Yes, she smiles, too.

{BVS_129_03.12} Just graciousness. But rare. Now off we zoom . . .

 
{BVS_129_03.13} . . . back to my car where Spike and I had Tea.

{BVS_129_03.14} That wraps this story up . . . of Spike & me.

{ [THE END ... OF SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND] }


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{ THE FOURTH SONNET FOR TODAY ("DEADLY PROPRIETY")
is about BtVS epsiode #30 "Killed By Death." It's one of those
episodes someone could skip and not miss anything very significant
in the history of Buffy. I call episodes like this "filler"
(like when Willow sang in OMWF: "I think this line's mostly filler.").

SONNET #130: DEADLY PROPRIETY
(about BtVS episode 30 ' "Killed By Death")
}

{BVS_130_01.01} "Shhh . . . Hospital . . . No singing," Buffy says.

{BVS_130_01.02} I will not argue with her, "Killed By Death"

{BVS_130_01.03} is "filler". You can bypass by Suez

{BVS_130_01.04} Canal this episode -- the thirtieth.

 
{BVS_130_01.05} No song of praise I'll sing. BUT I'LL POINT OUT:

{BVS_130_01.06} A MOMENT "tactless" Cordy hits the nail

{BVS_130_01.07} right on the head, so well, it makes you DOUBT

{BVS_130_01.08} (like Cordy) TACT is like a Holy Grail . . .

 
{BVS_130_01.09} . . . of human interaction. MAYBE LIES

{BVS_130_01.10} is all it is. And lies get in the way

{BVS_130_01.11} of true communion. Conversation dies

{BVS_130_01.12} when you must be too careful what you say.

 
{BVS_130_01.13} I overstate the case . . . but there's a price

{BVS_130_01.14} politeness costs . . . when we play nicey-nice.

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