#96-104 for Tea Time in L.A. #38 - TOPIC: BtVS #25,26
Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in
L.A. #38- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare
would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:33
NOTE: If you watch BtVS
episodes #25&26 (Season 2 ep 13-14: the
where Buffy & Angel consumate
their love, and Angel loses his
this sonnet sequence may make a
heck of a lot more sense.
BIGGER (but smaller)
NOTE: The insane idea of putting
sonnet form . . . is based on the even more
insane idea that
you might want to
give it a try yourself.
"sonnetized" explanation of why this is
not insane <g> . . . you might
my previous Bronze threads WHY I POST IN
PART 1: tid=48156
PART 2: tid=48152
THEN if that
challenge seems like an interesting one to you,
look for TEA TIME in L.A.
PM BRONZE TIME daily . . . which is truly
strange. <g> But it just might
the world. <ewg> In any case, you can brag
about being able to write better than
TEA TIME SONNETS
wrote 154 sonnets . . . why not you?
verse in Shakespearean sonnet
RE: "Surprise"&"Innocence Episodes
THE ENTIRE 9-SONNET SEQUENCE. . .
NOTE: TO KEEP THE
SONNETS FROM SCROLLING INTO OBLIVION <g> . .
PLEASE DON'T REPLY HERE,
POST FEEDBACK / COMMENTS /
1 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFF-DREAMS -
(about BtVS episodes 25-26 "Suprise"
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:43
TEA TIME SONNETS
Rhetorical verse in
- RE: "Surprise"&"Innocence"Episodes
EPISODE BEGINS IN BUFFY'S
Drusilla. Willow. Monkey without
Her mother's broken cup. And
as Spike's mad
paramour kills her romance.
turns to dust -- his fingertips
fall from her
grasp. Drusilla wishes her
birthday" as the horror rips
our heroine from
The stratum down below
where flow is unimpeded
of reason's narrow channels which
(ubiquitously, hence without
complaint) . . .
. . . our possibilities
to just a few.
In dreams all probabilities
2 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:41
BACK FROM 25 TO 1 . . .
in Buffy's dreams HER TALE BEGAN.
ancestry of night met morning sun
as she awoke
(and I turned into fan).
FORGET that Buffy's dreams came first . .
. . . BEFORE WE HEARD her mother call
identifying she (both blessed and
by slayerhood) whose face would
bear that fame.
BEFORE THE GIRL herself,
her dreams imposed
upon our viewing minds
her fate's long line
of destiny in
visions of her foes.
Though we could not
interpret ev'ry sign . . .
. . . that flashed
before our eyes in that first
The title hinted what it all
3 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:41
(3) WHY AM I
DANCING 'ROUND her dreams so
(three sonnets into this long stretch of
BECAUSE there's many ways to get it
so many ill conclusions people nurse . .
. . . assuming dreams can only echo
in evidence extracted from real
AS WHEN in Buffy's dream Wil's
in French implied
Oz-talk she shared. No knife . . .
. however, did Drusilla ever wield.
QUESTION IS: WHAT CAN A DREAM
Vague ref'rences to hurts that
OR can they glimpses from the
MY POINT IS, yes, some
(Not simply random
4 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:40
(4) I ONCE
DREAMED of a coral snake and
WELL, NOT EXACTLY "TONGS"
. . . I had no name
for what I saw. Not something
within that contexst. Nothing used
to tame . . .
. . . a snake's aggression.
No, these "tongs" had
that made no sense for
something meant to hold
a squirmy snake by
pinching at the ends.
I COULDN'T SEE why such
"tongs" would be sold.
THAT DAY I WENT
to kill some movie time
and walked into a
show I had not planned
to spend my life on, nor
to waste a dime.
Just why I picked it . . . DID
NOT UNDERSTAND .. .
UNTIL MY DREAMLAND KINKY
"TONGS were used
to spread a drug lord's
victim's mouth. CONFUSED?. . .
5 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:39
"TONGS" weren't meant to pinch, but open
a human mouth. That's what those "bends"
To let a coral snake crawl deep
the drug lord's victim -- keep an open
door . . .
. . . for venemous intrustion past
kept spread by bends I had
THIS LITTLE EPISODE I know
to you to take whatever that you
I DO KNOW . . . long ago God
spoke through dreams.
I do not
claim myself a prophet now
(I quickly clarify
'fore someone screams).
But dreams can
prophesy. (Don't have a cow.)
I NOW RETURN TO BUFFY'S
WORLD at last
to see what light two episodes have
6 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:38
(6) IN BUFFY'S
SECOND DREAM (no we're not done
dreams, but only with my private
THE ONE WHERE Angel's walking in
"You have to know what you see,"
his line runs.
AND AT THAT MOMENT Jenny
is lifting her black veil, WHICH
BUFFY SEES . . .
. . . then leaps awake to
act. She can infer
the meaning of the
dream. It does not please.
her hand is wrapped 'round Jenny's
who soon unveils her secret
in Angel's punishment.
"That's all she wrote."
BUFFY casts her out, and Giles
In Buffy's world, sometimes
dreams can wear
7 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:37
(7) ENOUGH OF
DREAMS (Good Lord! Thank God, you
We turn to love and sex
WHEN WOMEN "give it up,"
the guy must pay
much more than it should cost.
But, hey, we're dense. <ewg>
THE STORY, FOLKS, so don't blame me.
Joss, not I, that took 'ol Angel's
as payment for a loving night with
You get your "happiness," you
pay the toll.
I HEAR some voices rising:
this vile intepretation of the
You stupid 'guy!' You really need more
You claim to understand? Good Lord, you
fail! . . .
. . . It's all about the
girl you idiot.
Restate your case, or we'll
all kick your
8 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:36
(8) DEAR LADIES,
PLEASE, DESIST. I will rewrite.
would have me say, I will.
I don't compose this
verse to start a fight.
I'm not a slayer
who is out to kill . . .
. . . some guy who
broke her heart and now must die.
OOPS, THERE I
GO -- I stepped in it again.
BUT, golly gee, I
cannot tell a lie.
It surely seems that Joss does
not like men.
WELL, that was just a rhyme,
but let it stand.
THERE ARE NO good, stong men --
'cept Riley's wife.
WELL, BLOODY HELL . .
. that's not what I had planned
to say at all.
This verse is trutly rife . . .
. . .
with strange excursions 'cross my neurons'
What can you do when one of them
9 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY DREAMS
forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:35
(9) I'M SURE
THERE'S SOME TRUTH HIDDEN in that line,
Sam & Riley are a LONG way off,
at last I'll promise to confine
my final words to
eps now in our trough.
EPS TWENTY-FOUR and
FIVE are ones all praise
keystones of the Buffyverse. Pure gold.
love Drusilla's ev'ry turn of phrase,
perfect, wounded Spike need not be
Sweet Buffy's broken heart broke
my heart, too.
And Xander's got a girl . .
. and better plan.
If cows have piles of hay,
do they still moo?
These were the episodes
that Bronze a fan.
BUT I'VE HAD VERSE TO
WRITE, and so I did.
dashed in haste. What do you bid?
How long would it take
for one hundred
sonnets . . . without