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TeaTimeSunday / SONNETS
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BUFFY-VERSE SERIES    (135-138) SONNETS #139-142 of 154 (143-146)
INSPIRED-BY/CONCERNING:
BtVS EPISODE #32 (2.20)
"Go Fish"

ONE-HAIKU (EPISODE) RECAP:
The one where Buffy
does it with the whole swim team ...
(FIGHT! They're sea monsters.)
[ewg]

 
[R.I.P. SEPT '02]

SONNETS #139-142 of 154 for Tea Time in L.A. #47 of 50 -
INSPIRED[?] BY BtVS #32 (2.20)"Go Fish"

ORIGINALLY POSTED AT (UPN) WWW.BUFFY.COM ... BEFORE ALL FORUMS WERE DELETED 9/19/02 ...
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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #47 - (Talking about Buffy
as Shakespeare would have. [g])

Posted by: forensicpoetry - May 17, 2002, 3:12 PM

 
(BUFFY-VERSE SERIES) SONNET #139-142 of 154
UNPOETIC HEROES ARE ALL WET

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

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{BVS_139_01.01} "IT'S BIG AND WET," says Buffy of the sea.

{BVS_139_01.02} A VILLAIN MAKES AN OCEAN METAPHOR:

{BVS_139_01.03} eternal mother, birth and cruelty.

{BVS_139_01.04} POOR BUFFY does not know what words are for.

 
{BVS_139_01.05} "NO SINGING," Buffy said in "Killed by Death."

{BVS_139_01.06} In Season Six she'll say: DON'T GIVE ME RHYME,

{BVS_139_01.07} or rather she implies Xan save his breath

{BVS_139_01.08} (his Klingon love poem joke his latest crime).

 
{BVS_139_01.09} POOR BUFFY. When "The Musical" required

{BVS_139_01.10} her to sing rhyming verses . . . must have cried.

{BVS_139_01.11} We know that S.M.G. at first perspired.

{BVS_139_01.12} She'd never do it right .. . BUT THEN she tried.

 
{BVS_139_01.13} AND TO HER GREAT SURPRISE she did it well.

{BVS_139_01.14} Until you try, you know, you just can't tell. . . .


{2}

{BVS_140_02.01} . . . if whether you've a gift you didn't know

{BVS_140_02.02} was waiting to reveal itself to you.

{BVS_140_02.03} Too bad the odds of finding gifts are low

{BVS_140_02.04} within the system (but that's nothing new).
{RHYME ERROR within the system where we're formed and grow.}

 
{BVS_140_02.05} The narrow concept of what should be learned

{BVS_140_02.06} within the years our "education" spans

{BVS_140_02.07} is one I'll work to see is overturned.

{BVS_140_02.08} MAKE WAR on all the academic clans . . .

 
{BVS_140_02.09} . . . who in their private pigeon holes divide

{BVS_140_02.10} the whole of life into their specialty.

{BVS_140_02.11} IT'S TIME Medieval concepts take a ride

{BVS_140_02.12} into THE NOW. Network Society . . .

 
{BVS_140_02.13} . . . means college is not crucial anymore.

{BVS_140_02.14} A Harvard grad's read books she should ignore.


{3}

{BVS_141_03.01} An Ivy grad's articulate . . . but tame.

{BVS_141_03.02} They've read what teachers told them to too well.

{BVS_141_03.03} I HEAR A SCREAM, "Good Lord! That is the game

{BVS_141_03.04} we're trying hard to play. Hey, go to hell!"

 
{BVS_141_03.05} AND, BLOODY HELL, where's Buffy in this verse?

{BVS_141_03.06} A sodding gyp. What happened to "Go Fish"?

{BVS_141_03.07} Dear readers I am fishing, please don't curse,

{BVS_141_03.08} I'll finish my deep point, then grant your wish.

 
{BVS_141_03.09} I'M SAYING Buffy 's education sucked

{BVS_141_03.10} her into a prosaic frame of mind.

{BVS_141_03.11} WITHOUT SOME POETRY, a hero's f*cked.

{BVS_141_03.12} (a slang word used a lot, and not unkind).

 
{BVS_141_03.13} Buf's baby talk's a sign she's literal.

{BVS_141_03.14} An anti-poet . . . That's why she's so dull.


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{BVS_142_04.01} IN LATER SEASONS Buffy's S.A.T's

{BVS_142_04.02} are very high. . . . I cringe, but that makes sense.

{BVS_142_04.03} IN SCHOOL she's always guilty . . . tries to please

{BVS_142_04.04} the teachers (all those times she seems so dense).

 
{BVS_142_04.05} NO POETRY FOR BUFFY . . . there's no "point."

{BVS_142_04.06} There's slaying, then her homework, cram for test.

{BVS_142_04.07} WHY WASTE YOUR TIME on books & verse disjoint

{BVS_142_04.08} from what a teacher wants. AND THEN THERE'S REST.

 
{BVS_142_04.09} With slaying, friends, and school work . . . sleep's required.

{BVS_142_04.10} NO TIME FOR solitude. No leisured space

{BVS_142_04.11} for contemplation . . . until she's retired.

{BVS_142_04.12} NO TIME FOR better angels . . and true grace.

 
{BVS_142_04.13} "GO FISH" was "filler," friend. Here's what I do:

{BVS_142_04.14} I choose the path I want. Don't like? Then sue. {smile}

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