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TEA TIME in L.A. 3/29 (7-8 PM Bronze) Today's Sonnet: BRING THE FUN IN


Welcome to TEA TIME in L.A. (7-8 PM Bronze Time) . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:01 PM

. . . where we polish our pointy tongues by talking in verse.

Baffled? Curious? Furious?<g> . . .
Here's a link to the brand new TEA TIME & SONNET FAQ:


        http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=51856
        (NOTE: You'll have to copy and paste that into your browser address window)


Link to today's Buffy Verse Sonnet (#15): BRING THE FUN IN

        http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=51492

TEA TIME hour is . . .
  4-5 PM in Los Angeles
  7-8 PM in New York City and in the Bronze
  12-1 AM in London (11PM-Midnight from 3/31-4/7)
  10-11 AM in Sydney (9-10AM after 3/31 due to U.S. Daylight Savings Time)

For Tea Time hour, you may consider me your "Watcher" <smile> . . .
Let's get those iambic feet kicking! <g>


you speak



Responses


TEA TIME HAS ENDED
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 8:02 PM 1 of 17

I will be back tomorrow.
At 7 PM.

HAIKU



A quick aside regarding that "15"
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 8:00 PM 2 of 17

that goes beside the verse I wrote today. BLANK VERSE


Will Shakespeare wrote one hundred fifty four.
I will continue 'til I match his score. <smile>
IAMBIC PETAMETER COUPLET



Dear Marcie, I'm delighted by your rhyme!
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:56 PM 3 of 17

You'll find me ev'ry day when it's Tea Time.

IAMBIC PETAMETER COUPLET

This has just started.
I will be searching around
for more folks like you.

HAIKU



and it'd help if i could type
Posted by: Mercie - Mar 29, 2002, 7:53 PM 4 of 17

that's just sopposed to be tea!


forensic popouri
Posted by: Mercie - Mar 29, 2002, 7:52 PM 5 of 17

I'd like to engage in more rhyming riposte
But with hunger my family is reeling
And I've a chicken I must roast
I'll take teas again soon --the challenge is appealing--

well I tried. . .



Here is a link to yesterday's Tea Time . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:49 PM 6 of 17

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=51074

My messages to glow down in the thread

may clarify iambic meter's tricks.


BLANK VERSE



that double word's a goof, of course, you see. <g>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:43 PM 7 of 17

BLANK VERSE


There is someone who isn't here today
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:41 PM 8 of 17

who has been wrestling with iambic beats.

I wrote them a long note about the way . . .

. . . I "play" iambic iambic out. But it defeats . . .
IAMBIC PETAMETER QUATRAIN

. . . so many people who try sonnet's form.
BLANK VERSE



Oh well, I goofed <g>
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:35 PM 9 of 17

. . . writing fast I ruined the rhyme.

"Rhyme" and "sign" don't rhyme. <g>

HAIKU



Good Lord! There's Mercie's fourteen lines of rhyme!
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:33 PM 10 of 17

If in iambic meter -- sonnet be.

But I feel blessed . . . I'll take it as a sign

that sonneteers may grow upon this tree. <smile>


IAMBIC PETAMETER QUATRAIN



Oops I see I got the topic wrong--let me try again
Posted by: Mercie - Mar 29, 2002, 7:29 PM 11 of 17

Yes, it seems the fun has fled
Much stress lies upon our beloved Scooby gang
THings seemed more joyfull when Spike and Buffy were abed
However after each interlude Buffy's head did hang

Will the joyful(?) days of Buffy fun
Return and make us smile?
Perhaps if Buffy starts to pun,
We'll be on the sunny street a while.

I think perhpas the point is this
New types of fun are ahead
When old enemies start to kiss
Friends and other folks might end up dead

Was it ever fun, I think Buffy would ask
And then take all those naysayers to task!



As I have said before, one "secret" goal . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:24 PM 12 of 17

. . . is "grow" a band of slayer-sonneteers.

The purpose of that goal's a mystery. <smile>

But over time perhaps twill be revealed. <g>

BLANK VERSE



Dear Mercie, Welcome
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:21 PM 13 of 17

As you can see -- Tea Time law
scares most folks away.     HAIKU

Be sure to note the FAQ link 'fore you go.
I'm going to this crazy thing each day. <smile>
BLANK VERSE



the meter's shaky but the rhyme is there
Posted by: Mercie - Mar 29, 2002, 7:17 PM 14 of 17

This rhyming thin is rather hard,
As is Buffy's cross and stake.
If I'd beeen dealt the Slayer card,
I fear I'd have been dubbed a fake.

It is my dream, my fondest hope
(I say this feeling a bit gun shy)
To one day slay a vamp in a stick of oak
(I yearn to do this, I don't know why!)

So, on Tuesday nights I sit and watch
The players who are well rehearsed.
All the shows I am gld to catch!
In Buffly lore I am well versed.

As a Watcher I would probably excell!
Why, on Tuesday nights--I watch very well!



The sonnet that I wrote today -- 15 --
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:16 PM 15 of 17

is surely an old topic for this board.

Has all the fun in Buffy left the scene?

Has Buffy's joyful Ox been fat'lly gored. <smile>

IAMBIC PETAMETER QUATRAIN



I will be here 'till 8 by the Bronze clock.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:10 PM 16 of 17

I understand the Tea Time hour seems strange. BLANK VERSE


This strangeness only happened recently.
And why it's happ'ning's still a mystery.

almost an IAMBIC PETAMETER COUPLET<g>



FOOTNOTES: PREVIOUS TEA TIME RELATED LINKS
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Mar 29, 2002, 7:03 PM 17 of 17


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 "Constructive 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?
3/28/02 tid=51074 #9 Sonnet School for Slayers? (I'm Your Watcher, Now<g>)

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
#13-14 SONNET SCHOOL FOR SLAYERS - tid=50974

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

SCRIPTED SCENE SATIRE: SUMMERS' KITCHEN -DAY (Anti-Dawn) 3/20/02
    PART 1- tid=47399
    PART 2- tid=47400




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