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TeaTimeSunday / SONNETS
by BOKE
BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (139-142) SONNETS #143-146 of 154 (147-150)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODES #33-34 (2.21-22) [SEASON 2 FINALE]
"Becoming"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Buffy
must kill the vampire she loves ...
(to save us from hell)

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #143-146 of 154 for Tea Time in L.A. #48 of 50 -
INSPIRED BY BtVS #33-4 "Becoming"

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

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 19, 2002, 9:08 PM

HAIKU PROLOGUE

Season Two's ending
is a high point in the tale
of the Buffyverse.

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #143-146 of 154
SAVING THE WORLD

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

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{BVS_143_01.01} THE ANTI-CHRIST IS PART OF God's design.

{BVS_143_01.02} I'm thinking of Angelus as faux priest

{BVS_143_01.03} who says to Dru's confession: Do not whine.

{BVS_143_01.04} God's set a place for evil at his feast.

 
{BVS_143_01.05} Angelus is a liar . . . But not then.

{BVS_143_01.06} IT'S TRUE that dark and light are in God's plan.

{BVS_143_01.07} BUT that's not clear at all to femmes and men.

{BVS_143_01.08} (No clearer if they are a Buffy fan.)

 
{BVS_143_01.09} HOW COULD the God of ev'rything create

{BVS_143_01.10} a villain who's not under his control?

{BVS_143_01.11} MORE THOUGHTS along this line will have to wait,

{BVS_143_01.12} because GOD SAYS: Shut up, or lose your soul. . . .

 
{BVS_143_01.13} . . . You want your name erased beneath your posts? {smile}

{BVS_143_01.14} This is my world. You're guests. But I'm the host.


{2}

{BVS_144_02.01} OK, DEAR GOD, I'll drop theology,

{BVS_144_02.02} before I burn my bridge to your good grace.

{BVS_144_02.03} I'll teach "Becoming". Skip the blasphemy.

{BVS_144_02.04} The Season Two finale. . . We'll retrace . . .

 
{BVS_144_02.05} . . . the path of Buffy's boyfriend across time.

{BVS_144_02.06} From 18th cent'ry playboy who is turned

{BVS_144_02.07} by vampire Darla to an undead slime

{BVS_144_02.08} who near the end of 19th cent'ry's earned . . .

 
{BVS_144_02.09} . . . a gypsy curse to punish him. His soul

{BVS_144_02.10} restored to suffer guilt. No end of pain.

{BVS_144_02.11} Eternal life within a mem'ry hole

{BVS_144_02.12} of victim's faces with no chance of rain . . .

 
{BVS_144_02.13} . . . to wash away the horror of his crimes.

{BVS_144_02.14} THAT BRINGS US up to our postmodern times.


{3}

{BVS_145_03.01} IN 1996, SAYS WHISTLER: "CHOOSE:"

{BVS_145_03.02} Will Angel eat more rats? (His present course).

{BVS_145_03.03} OR let a young girl slayer be his muse

{BVS_145_03.04} for songs of his becoming a new force . . .

 
{BVS_145_03.05} . . . that can be counted on the side of good.

{BVS_145_03.06} The demon shows him her, and he is changed

{BVS_145_03.07} by something in her heart he's understood.

{BVS_145_03.08} Priorities he had . . . now rearranged.

 
{BVS_145_03.09} He wants to help her in her brutal fight

{BVS_145_03.10} that fate has thrust upon her. Add his strength

{BVS_145_03.11} to hers. (Of course constrained to when it's night)

{BVS_145_03.12} He'll stand by her throughout the total length . . .

 
{BVS_145_03.13} . . . of her life-span . . . His choice made with no word

{BVS_145_03.14} exchanged with her. Yet still pure love occured.


{4}

{BVS_146_04.01} BUT THEN, of course, we know his vow's undone

{BVS_146_04.02} by "making love" to Buffy. "Happiness."

{BVS_146_04.03} It was, of course, no fault of either one.

{BVS_146_04.04} The path of ev'ry option we can't guess.

 
{BVS_146_04.05} SURPRISES COME. If not, there'd be no point

{BVS_146_04.06} of life on earth. We'd simply skip this stop

{BVS_146_04.07} along eternity. But this juke joint

{BVS_146_04.08} of chaos is . . . . Let's call it GOD'S SOCK HOP.

 
{BVS_146_04.09} A METAPHOR I never would have picked

{BVS_146_04.10} without constraints of rhyme. Does it make sense?

{BVS_146_04.11} A slayer danced with vampire then got pricked

{BVS_146_04.12} by life-and-world-transforming consequence.

 
{BVS_146_04.13} TO SET THINGS RIGHT her tears would have to flow.

{BVS_146_04.14} TO SAVE THE WORLD she'd have to let him go.

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