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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (86) SONNETS 87-90 of 154 (91-94)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #118 (6.18)
"Entropy"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Anya
tries to get someone to WISH ...
VENGEANCE on Xander

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #87-90 for Tea Time in L.A. #35 -
TOPIC: "ENTROPY"

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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #35 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 01, 2002, 6:46 PM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNETS #087-090 of 154
CONSTRAINTS

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

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{BVS_087_01.01} WITHIN THE NEXT TWO HOURS I'll traverse

{BVS_087_01.02} my mind concerning last night's "Entropy."

{BVS_087_01.03} The path I trace constrained by formal verse,

{BVS_087_01.04} but on that highway new things I will see . . .

 
{BVS_087_01.05} . . . that WOULD NOT cross my mind WITHOUT the rules

{BVS_087_01.06} I have agreed to follow by my choice

{BVS_087_01.07} of Shakespeare's sonnet form. My case unspools

{BVS_087_01.08} within constraints that give my soul its voice.

 
{BVS_087_01.09} Our genre box well checked, LET US NOW TURN

{BVS_087_01.10} TO BROADER IMPLICATIONS OF constraint

{BVS_087_01.11} within the Buffyverse. The facts we learn

{BVS_087_01.12} along the way constrain the tale they paint.

 
{BVS_087_01.13} The story line the writer take's not free.

{BVS_087_01.14} The past constrains "the future" -- what will be.


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{BVS_088_02.01} COHERENCE IN THE BUFFYVERSE demands

{BVS_088_02.02} the logic of the past not be undone

{BVS_088_02.03} by writers treating "facts" as shifting sands.

{BVS_088_02.04} THIS SONNET'S POINT? To bring into the sun . . .

 
{BVS_088_02.05} . . . the failures of the writer to constrain

{BVS_088_02.06} himself to story points that fit within

{BVS_088_02.07} the context laid before. Go with the grain

{BVS_088_02.08} of planks nailed down before that underpin . . .

 
{BVS_088_02.09} . . . suspension of our disbelief because

{BVS_088_02.10} the house that Joss has built with such great care

{BVS_088_02.11} stands only if the writers know the laws

{BVS_088_02.12} that keep the walls suspended in mid-air.

 
{BVS_088_02.13} IN "ENTROPY" THE WRITER DROPPED THE BALL.

{BVS_088_02.14} In two more sonnets I'll explain my call.


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{BVS_089_03.01} A VENGEANCE DEMON NEEDS her power source.

{BVS_089_03.02} And Anya was transformed (when hers was smashed)

{BVS_089_03.03} into a normal girl -- which set the course

{BVS_089_03.04} for her romance with Xander that's now crashed.

 
{BVS_089_03.05} SO HOW DID ANYA's veiny vengeance face

{BVS_089_03.06} appear when that identity is gone?

{BVS_089_03.07} She wears no amulet (as is the case

{BVS_089_03.08} with her old vengeance friend who last tricked Dawn . . .

 
{BVS_089_03.09} . . . into a wish that trapped the Scoobs at home).

{BVS_089_03.10} YET all through "Entropy" it's Anya's goal

{BVS_089_03.11} (with clarity of wronged-girl monochrome)

{BVS_089_03.12} to get someone to wish her X to stroll . . .

 
{BVS_089_03.13} . . . existence in a cursed abysmal state.

{BVS_089_03.14} Repay his "disavowal" with pure hate


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{BVS_090_04.01} THE PROBLEM WITH ALL THIS is Anya's got

{BVS_090_04.02} no power to make wish reality.

{BVS_090_04.03} Her vengeance demon friend explained the plot --

{BVS_090_04.04} "the fact" that vengeance demons are not free . . .

 
{BVS_090_04.05} . . . to exercise their power to revenge

{BVS_090_04.06} themselves -- they must let others make the wish.

{BVS_090_04.07} AND ON THIS STUPID POINT our plot did hinge --

{BVS_090_04.08} that Anya went to ev'ryone to fish . . .

 
{BVS_090_04.09} . . . for wishes for disaster for her beau.

{BVS_090_04.10} BUT DUH! Who is the demon with the pow'r?

{BVS_090_04.11} Her vengeance demon friend could make it so

{BVS_090_04.12} if Anya made the wish. A WASTED HOUR!

 
{BVS_090_04.13} I've stretched this stupid point out way too long. {g}

{BVS_090_04.14} THE BOTTOM LINE: Dear writers, Learn the song!

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