3/21 Tea Time in L.A.) SONNET #3: Saving The Buffyverse with
#3 What Do We Hold
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 2:57
Lacking time to search out
another whiff of mystical sewer gas this
forensicpopouri reluctantly lifts the
left rear corner of his desk and kicks out
folded piece of paper that he'd stuck there
to keep his work "on the level."
He remembers the sheet of
paper well. On it, a sonnet he'd composed
the time of "Doublemeat Palace" . . . He
begins retyping them into his
#3 WHAT DO WE HOLD
I HOPE IT'S FAIR TO SAY
we're not "just fans."
Our "group identity"
does not require
a thoughtless positive
that squelches pans --
"worship" that which is our sire.
Buffy's beauty shines, we praise its
and where a bulb has dimmed,
plead "swap it out."
It's not for
Buffy's honor that we fight
language -- yet we are devout . .
. . . to what the Vampire Slayer has
And should good
Whedon's team forsake their vows
their cool, clear vision -- become mired
paths less beautiful -- we won't be
A fealty to the highest
the Buffyverse depends on you and
<SUBMIT>, he wanders aimlessly away from his
leaving behind a note which reads:
I'LL BE BACK AT TEA
Tea Time has begun at
forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 7:03
May I suggest a topic?
Guest - Mar 21,
2002, 6:09 PM
an ode celebrating the
genius of BtVS writers, cast and crew? (wicked
we missed you in chat last night.
certainly admire you for using the sonnet
Tallian - Mar 21, 2002, 3:37
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
Had to carry his fangs in a
Asked if he could bite
If she puts up a
Said "I just hang on tight, then suck
FOOTNOTES FOR SONNET #3
forensicpopouri - Mar 21, 2002, 3:31
NOTE: The rhetorical
verse above is in Shakespearean sonnet
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.
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