TeaTimeSunday
TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
RESTORED ARCHIVE OF DELETED FORUM POSTS (NO LINKS OPERATIVE)
BOKE
Buffy Verse . . . for Today's Tea Time in L.A. (Sonnets #26-27) DESTINY


REMINDER: Tea Time (in L.A.) Portal materializes at top of forum at 7:00 PM Bronze time
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:09 PM

DESTINY
[rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form]


(1) HER FIRST REACTION to her destiny

was to rebuff that suitor with a smile

of clear confusion. Her identity

was "free" of that. That word was not her style.


"Her style" was popularity and fun.

But slaying vampires seemed no lightweight thing --

as heavy as the habit of a nun.

No crown of thorns for her -- Homecoming King.!


BUT AFTER SHE SAW that she had a gift --

when she had turned an evil thing to dust --

she realized this thing she'd have to lift

was truly sacred duty. Lift, she must, . . .


. . . the burden of her treasure, and embrace

the slayer in the mirror with her face.


(2) YES, SHE COMPLAINS still now, BUT oh, how blessed

to have someone come grab your nose and point

you to your highest calling. Could she'd guessed

her special skill. Without help, self-annoint?


How fortunate are those who find their road

is paved by God or grace -- so clearly lit

they can avoid the arbitrary mode

of life-path choosing: Try, fail, curse and spit . . .


. . . until you find a niche that you can stand.

(I guess that's why I'm bothered that she's sad.

Her purpose -- just as clear as her right hand.

A high vocation. Lord! Dear girl, be glad.)


I'll wrap this up by grabbing your nose, too . . .
     <smile>

. . . and point you toward that one best thing you do.

# # #


you speak



Responses


hey holywater . . . about wrapping sentences across lines
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 8:11 PM 1 of 12


To some, perhaps debatable, but there's no law against it.
(And some think it's "cool.")<smile>

AND REMEMBER: As you can see, I'm writing rhetorical verse.

Rather than the private vision of pure poetry,
I'm writing public communication . . . for "the forum."

. . . as my alias, "forensicpopouri," implies .

P.S. I think I've finally figured out the time shift (with regards to London)
with your help. <g>

Later. (Or earlier. <smile>)



strictly verse free...
Posted by: holywater - Apr 03, 2002, 4:25 PM 2 of 12

You go to sleep even later than I do! - when I'm not working anyway.

Tea-time is currently passed my bedtime, until the US catches up with summer.

I notice that several lines of the sonnets split sentences in half - is that allowed? I doesn't seem to make it flow very well.
Cheers HW



Haikus
Posted by: glow - Apr 03, 2002, 3:48 PM 3 of 12

(1) "Oh, I'm right!" She squeals.
I'm honoured to be such an...
influence on you.

(2) Hopefully I will...
attend today's tea time thread.
If I get in gear.

(3) I must leave for work...
at 4:30 PST.
Let's shoot for Thursday.

:o) (glow does her joy of glee dance for feeling so special. Now only if she could learn how to write a sonnet.)



FP has left the building . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:38 PM 4 of 12

. . . until TEA TIME. <smile>

POOF



Haikus
Posted by: glow - Apr 03, 2002, 3:37 PM 5 of 12

(1)FP a question,
I pose to you our new seer,
Did Yelnif's thread and

(2) responses I post
last night give you the topic
du jour 'Destiny'?

(3) Or maybe my head
is too big for my shoulders.
Did I affect you?

:o)



Special Thanks to . . . glow
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:36 PM 6 of 12

for inspiring today's Tea Time verse . . . with just one word. <smile>

(sotto voce) I wonder if anyone can figure out what that word is.</.i>



Haikus
Posted by: glow - Apr 03, 2002, 3:30 PM 7 of 12

1) Yelnif you should read

His, Forensic Popouri's,

FAQ verse thread.

2) But here's a quick note

He prefers responses in

haikus and sonnets.

3) Please review lessons

On how to compose these types

of verses and rules.

:o)



SNEAK PREVIEW <smile> . . . of today's Tea Time in L.A. (7-8PM Bronze Time) PORTAL opening
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:29 PM 8 of 12

PREVIEW. THIS IS NOT TEA TIME
7:00 PM THREAD TITLE WILL READ: "Suddenly, the Tea Time portal materializes at its usual space-time coordinates (7-8PM Bronze Time)"

As you enter, you hear the voice of an unseen presence, speaking in haiku cadences. . .

"I'm destiny free,"
  said Buffy when she was told
    that she was chosen.

    Is that how you feel?
  Could you be as mistaken
    as Buffy Summers?


   Or are you brought here
  to this space-time location
     by your destiny?

The TEA TIME portal
  has opened consistently
    in this space and time.

  It's a mystery.
    Why has this portal appeared?
       A portal to what?

What coded message
  does the gatekeeper require?
    Can you find the key?

   What form does it take?
     Something you already know?
       Something you must learn?

   What kind of action . . .
    . . . What magic words must be said
         to pass beyond here.

TEA TIME is a node,
   transient connecting point,
     in the mystery.

   The lessons are done.
     The Watcher changes his hat.
       An Oracle now.

The TEA TIME portal
  dematerializes
    at 8:00 PM (Bronze).

  From now until then,
     the poetic Oracle
       will observe. . . . Reply?


Could there be any clues coded in the Tea Time FAQ and historical Footnotes? Who knows? tid=55232



Hi Y . . . about speaking in verse
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:23 PM 9 of 12

There's a rumor *g* that only verse will be seen and responded to
by the Tea Time Oracle during Tea Time hour (7-8PM Bronze time).

Perhaps that is true. <smile>

Outside of the Tea Time thread . . . speak as you will.

<smile> But all significance flows through the Tea Time portal.



Forenseicpoetry...
Posted by: yelnif - Apr 03, 2002, 3:17 PM 10 of 12

Do I have to speak to you in verse?


SONNET & TEA TIME FAQ (Freqently Asked Questions) may be found at . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:14 PM 11 of 12

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=55232


PREVIOUSLY POSTED SONNETS
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 03, 2002, 3:12 PM 12 of 12

#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
#15 BRING THE FUN IN - tid=51492
#16 NORMAL AGAIN: IT'S ALL SO CLEAR - tid=52886
#17-20 IN THE BEGINNING
 PART 1 - tid=53362
 PART 2 - tid=53363
#21-24 HARVEST?
 PART 1 - tid=53901
 PART 2 - tid=53900
#25 WRITING THE BALLAD OF SMG - tid=55217




NOTE: THE ORIGINAL FORMAT-DESIGN (NextLeft FOR UPN) OF THIS PUBLIC FORUM PAGE
HAS BEEN RESURRECTED TO PRESERVE THE VISUAL CONTEXT AND FORM OF THE POSTS
IN THIS EXTENDED ONLINE CONVERSATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF HISTORICAL RECORD.
BOTTOM LINE: THIS RECONSTRUCTION IS FOR NON-COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL USE ONLY.