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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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(Buffy Verse for 3/28 Tea Time) Sonnet School For Slayers [REMINDER: 7-8PM Bronze Time]


This is not Tea Time . . . but Tea Time will come <g>( 7-8 PM Bronze Time ) Here's today's verse:
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 28, 2002, 3:53 PM


TRAINING: aka Sonnet School For Slayers? (2-sonnet sequence)
[rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form]

(1) WHEN BUFFY FIGHTS THE VAMPIRES her quick wits

    supplies her tongue with slashing words on cue.

  As Willow learned, it's hard to say "what fits

    the moment" when you're staking. How 'bout you? . . .


. . . How quickly can you come up with good lines

    to slay the demons that get in your way?

WELL, HERE AT TEA TIME, we're not tasting wines,

    but rather exercising how to say . . .


     . . . more powerf'lly the thoughts in your own mind.


So from now on Tea "topics" won't be mine.

    Tea Time's for slayer training "of a kind" --

            a place where verbal muscles we define.

      
Our training regimen is formal verse.

Because in battle . . . . no time to rehearse.


(2) AT TEA TIME I'M THE WATCHER. Shakespeare's form

    of sonnet is the target that I set

  for all sharp slayer tongues. Your voice transform

    by virtue of fast formal verse work. Sweat.


YES, IT'S HARD WORK to be a chosen one.

   Those who must fight each day to save the world

    from all the monsters who destroy the fun

      (while never having their true flags unfurled).


  "The fun" of living must not be snuffed out

     by "glorious"-schemed "agents" who dress well

        and stroll the halls of Hollywood with clout.

  A slayer needs strong words to walk through hell.


A slayer's daily training's for the few.

The question you must ask: Is it for you.?


you speak



Responses


beautifully hakued, glow! . . . I'm off to post Tea Time thread
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 28, 2002, 6:56 PM 1 of 9

...


1) Good evening FP
Posted by: glow - Mar 28, 2002, 6:34 PM 2 of 9

Will Haikus be accepted...

for today's tea time?

2) Though sonnets I like

I can't locate my ka-BOOMs.

Or grant me some grace...

3) when I feebly try

to compose sonnets worthy

of your keen wise eyes.



REMINDER: Tea Time in L.A. topic/thread will be posted at 7:00 PM Bronze Time
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 28, 2002, 4:26 PM 3 of 9

I'll be around for the hour:

4-5 PM in Los Angeles (Pacific)
7-8 PM by Bronze clock
12-1 AM in London

etc.

Look for the thread at the top of the threaded board at the start of
Tea Time hour.

See ya then. POOF



well
Posted by: soooztm - Mar 28, 2002, 4:25 PM 4 of 9

this is the first of your sonnets i caught at the bronze
so i went back and read the others
ab fab !!!

though i myself was never much for writing them i love to read them

you have truely got the beat



additional thanks to soooztm (for reminding me. . .)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 28, 2002, 4:20 PM 5 of 9

Let me give you a little bigger THANKS for that "awesome."
Praise is very much appreciated. <smile>

AND also thank you for giving me an opportunity / reminder
to tell everyone just what the heck a Shakespearean sonnet is. (see 2 messages down)

Yep. They're sonnets . . . but formatted in such an unusual way
(for easy reading) that they may not look like 'em. <smile>



my bad
Posted by: soooztm - Mar 28, 2002, 4:18 PM 6 of 9

first read of the post only showed me abab cdcd efef of the first sonnet thus my comment

odd freaky of my puter

upon refresh i see the whole

apologies



FOOTNOTES: PREVIOUS TEA TIME RELATED LINKS
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 28, 2002, 4:06 PM 7 of 9


3/20/02 Question for a Brit: When is Tea Time?-tid=47101
3/22/02 Quote Of Joss Whedon Post About The Bronze from 5/21/00 - tid=48092

PREVIOUS TEA TIME HOURS
3/20/02 tid=47264 #1 Tea Time! (Yanks steal tea time from the British)
3/21/02 tid=47816 #2 "Consructive Praise" (What Do We Hold Sacred?)
3/22/02 tid=48211 #3 Joss Whedon & The Bronze
3/23/02 tid=48693 #4 Giles' Daylight Savings Time (& naughty Sing-Along)
3/24/02 tid=49105 #5 DoubleMeat Morality
3/25/02 tid=49423 #6 If You Could Speak One Haiku To Joss
3/26/02 tid=49999 #7 The Powers That Tea Proclaim: Verse Only (Marsters Encounter)
3/27/02 tid=50583 #8 All Musical Buffy

PREVIOUSLY POSTED TEA TIME SONNETS:
#1: BEYOND "NORMAL AGAIN" - tid=46649
#2: RILEY & SAM'S GROWN-UP-ITUDE - tid=47071
#3: WHAT DO WE HOLD SACRED? - tid=47636
#4-7 WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS (4-sonnet sequence)
       PART 1 - tid=48156
       PART 2 - tid=48152
#8 DOUBLEMEAT MORALITY - tid=49007
#9-12 ALL MUSICAL BUFFY (4-sonnnet sequence)
       PART 1 - tid=50573
       PART 2 - tid=50575

SATIRICAL SONG 3/23/02 Nude-Platoon Drill Sargeant Review of Season 6 ("Dead Things") - tid=48604

HAIKU SEQUENCE (OT) OSCAR "RACE" 3/25/02 - tid=49359



thanks soooztm . . . but the two sonnets above ARE in Shakespearean sonnet form
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 28, 2002, 4:06 PM 8 of 9


SHAKESPEAREAN / ENGLISH SONNET FORM

  14 lines of iambic pentameter

  Rhyme scheme: ABAB CDCD EFEF GG


The above verses (although formatted for easier reading)
conform to Shakesperean sonnet requirements.



awesome
Posted by: soooztm - Mar 28, 2002, 3:59 PM 9 of 9

not true sonnet form
but that was some kick asss rhythm!!!!!




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