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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (109-112) SONNETS #113-116 of 154 (117-120)
SPECIAL [TRUE/FICTION?] STORYLINE SERIES [PART 2 of 3]
INSPIRED-BY MIS-HEARING SOMETHING SPIKE SAID
IN BtVS #119/6.19 "SEEING RED"]

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #113-116 for Tea Time in L.A. #42 - [PART 2 of 3]
Spike's Special Blend (Part 2)

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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #42- (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 10, 2002, 6:20 PM

This is part of a special new parallel line of Bronze sonnets . . .
that aren't about a specific episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

This "line" SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (this is the second part)
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) SONNETS #113-116 of 154
SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (PART 2)

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

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{BVS_113_01.01}

FROM VILLAIN . . . |
TO A CLOWN . . .|
AND THEN TO "SAINT"

{BVS_113_01.02} WHO let himself be beaten near to death

{BVS_113_01.03} for Buffy's sake. THEN LOVER. . . |

NOW THEY PAINT

{BVS_113_01.04} SPIKE BACK TO EVIL. |

Whew! I take a breath . . .

 
{BVS_113_01.05} . . . and sip my beer to let James contemplate

{BVS_113_01.06} my summary of SPIKE's trajectory.

{BVS_113_01.07} HE SMILES that smile . . . but I will have to wait

{BVS_113_01.08} for Spike's analysis . . . BECAUSE WE SEE . . .

 
{BVS_113_01.09} DRUSILLA ON THE DANCE FLOOR beckoning.

{BVS_113_01.10} JAMES NODS to indicate that I should go

{BVS_113_01.11} enjoy Drusilla's clutches. . . . He's the king

{BVS_113_01.12} tonight. Who'd argue with him? . . . How'd he know . . .

 
{BVS_113_01.13} . . . I love to dance. I guess he's worth that beer.

{BVS_113_01.14} Beyond Spike's fangs . . . perhaps he is a seer.


{2}

{BVS_114_02.01} Ms. Landau is a charmer. Met her dad

{BVS_114_02.02} one night at the Egyptian theatre.

{BVS_114_02.03} He'd never let his daughter love a cad . . .

{BVS_114_02.04} not even on TV. "No Spike's no cur. . .

 
{BVS_114_02.05} . . . NO MATTER how they write him, HE TRANSCENDS

{BVS_114_02.06} the box that Joss (now, Noxon) made for him.

{BVS_114_02.07} NO MATTER how the Buffy story ends.

{BVS_114_02.08} The blessing of the Marsters' choice won't dim."

 
{BVS_114_02.09} ENOUGH about her dad, I'm in her arms . . .

{BVS_114_02.10} AND SHE is teasing me with her dark moves.

{BVS_114_02.11} It's fun . . . Drusilla's games . . . and Landau's charms

{BVS_114_02.12} are quite a combination. IT BEHOOVES . . .

 
{BVS_114_02.13} . . . ME to control my fantasies before

{BVS_114_02.14} I dance too long and Spike sneaks out the door.


{3}

{BVS_115_03.01} And so, reluctantly, I make my way

{BVS_115_03.02} back to THE BOOTH where Marsters sips his fine

{BVS_115_03.03} imported beer. What does he have to say

{BVS_115_03.04} about the role of SPIKE he's made devine?

 
{BVS_115_03.05} He's humbler than you'd think about the gift

{BVS_115_03.06} he has bestowed on us . . . with his bold strokes

{BVS_115_03.07} of artistry. The Buffyverse he lifts

{BVS_115_03.08} with his bare presence. . . . NO, I'm not gay, folks! {ewg}

 
{BVS_115_03.09} I DO NOT MEAN James Marsters' naked skin . . .

{BVS_115_03.10} but naked talent -- visceral and smart.

{BVS_115_03.11} (The fact that not one Emmy did he win

{BVS_115_03.12} means the Academy's not worth a fart.)

 
{BVS_115_03.13} James rode SPIKE's role to heaven . . . far beyond

{BVS_115_03.14} designers' dreams of some Sid Vicious blonde.


{4}

{BVS_116_04.01} IMAGINE IF "THE XANDER BOX" was filled

{BVS_116_04.02} with some transcendent actor's scimitar
{RHYME ERROR: with some transcendent actor who could jump}

{BVS_116_04.03} to cut dumb-joke-boy crap . . . Who would have killed
{the stupid-joke-boy bar . . . who would have killed}

{BVS_116_04.04} the idiotic tendencies that mar . . .

 
{BVS_116_04.05} . . . the Xander role that's always made me cringe.

{BVS_116_04.06} The pilot role description IS NOT dumb.

{BVS_116_04.07} WHY DID a stupid joke become the hinge

{BVS_116_04.08} that Xander pivots round. (Role's rule of thumb.)

 
{BVS_116_04.09} That actor . . . I don't want to speak his name . . .

{BVS_116_04.10} allows his vehicle to go to hell.

{BVS_116_04.11} It's lucky that he doesn't want more fame.

{BVS_116_04.12} (Or so I've heard.) ENOUGH 'BOUT XAN . . . I SMELL . . .

 
{BVS_116_04.13} . . . SPIKE'S CIGARETTE . . . AS HE BEGINS TO SPEAK . . .

{BVS_116_04.14} What did he say? I'll tell you all . . . next week.

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