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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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(For 3/21 Tea Time in L.A.) SONNET #3: Saving The Buffyverse with Buffy Verse


#3 What Do We Hold Sacred?
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 2:57 PM

Lacking time to search out another whiff of mystical sewer gas this morning,
forensicpopouri reluctantly lifts the left rear corner of his desk and kicks out a
folded piece of paper that he'd stuck there to keep his work "on the level." <smile>

He remembers the sheet of paper well. On it, a sonnet he'd composed around
the time of "Doublemeat Palace" . . . He begins retyping them into his laptop:



#3 WHAT DO WE HOLD SACRED?


I HOPE IT'S FAIR TO SAY we're not "just fans."

Our "group identity" does not require

a thoughtless positive that squelches pans --

won't blindly "worship" that which is our sire.


Where Buffy's beauty shines, we praise its light,

and where a bulb has dimmed, plead "swap it out."

It's not for Buffy's honor that we fight

with pointy language -- yet we are devout . . .


. . . to what the Vampire Slayer has aspired.


And should good Whedon's team forsake their vows

and lose their cool, clear vision -- become mired

on paths less beautiful -- we won't be cows.


A fealty to the highest quality:

the Buffyverse depends on you and me.



Clicking <SUBMIT>, he wanders aimlessly away from his desk
leaving behind a note which reads:


            I'LL BE BACK AT TEA TIME


you speak



Responses


Tea Time has begun at ...
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:03 PM 1 of 4

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=47816


May I suggest a topic?
Posted by: Pleasant Guest - Mar 21, 2002, 6:09 PM 2 of 4

an ode celebrating the genius of BtVS writers, cast and crew? (wicked smile)

we missed you in chat last night. (sulk)

smilest thou?



I certainly admire you for using the sonnet form
Posted by: Tallian - Mar 21, 2002, 3:37 PM 3 of 4

It's too demanding for my talents, I'm more of a limerick person. So I wrote one just for you:

An ancient vampire from Nantucket
Had to carry his fangs in a bucket.
Asked if he could bite
If she puts up a fight,
Said "I just hang on tight, then suck it".



FOOTNOTES FOR SONNET #3
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 3:31 PM 4 of 4

NOTE: The rhetorical verse above is in Shakespearean sonnet form.

NOTE: Being abandoned by the British, California now claims Tea Time as our own.
Tea Time in L.A. is, by proclamation, 4:00 PM -- Pacific time, obviously. <g>

BRONZE-LINKS TO PREVIOUS SONNETS:

   #1 Beyond "Normal Again"  
         http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=46649

   #2 Riley & Sam's Grown-up-itude   
         http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=47071
         NOTE: Replies include insightful rhyming couplets by prunehilda




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