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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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(Pt2)BUFFY VERSE for Friday's Tea Time (#19) SONNETS 36-37 (BtVS#8 "Me Robot, You Jane")


SONNETS #36-37/154 for TEA TIME in L.A. (REMINDER: 7-8PM BRONZE TIME)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 12, 2002, 8:20 AM

SONNETIZING BtVS EPISODE #8 "ME ROBOT, YOU JANE"

BOOK BAD, CHAT BAD, NEW BAD, MY BAD
rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form

[CONTINUED FROM PART 1]


(3) NEW BAD

MS. CALENDAR TELLS GILES that he's a "snob."

whose vision's blocked by ancient piles of texts;

who thinks that letting words fly free will rob

them of all sanctity; that modern sects . . .


. . . condemn themselves to chaos when lines float

untethered from a solid hand-held form.

Ms. Calendar tells Giles he's missed the boat:

RIGHT "HERE," "a new society" is born.


The storyline does not reflect that hope.

This Buffy episode required a face

that could be slapped decisively. Like soap

needs dirt, the Scooby gang needs to erase . . .


. . . an EVIL packaged neatly in a box.

BUT HERE, we smile: The Bronze that evil mocks.


(4) MY BAD

If OPTIMISM TRIUMPHS, THERE'S NO DARK:

No place for Spike or Dru. No pointy stake.

But still I feel this episode could park

itself in Joss's waste can. Hold a wake . . .


. . . for well-made turns of phrase, but let it go

where heavy footed logic cools its heels . . .

where clouded propaganda drops its snow . . .

until THE END, when all the Seven Seals . . .


. . . have ended all the dumb ideas of man.

I'm on a roll now, please, just let me spin.

I promise this will end within the span

of this last sonnet, though I may not win . . .


. . . you over to a single point I've made.

In any case . . . four sonnets on parade.
<g>


you speak



Responses


LINK TO PART 1
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 12, 2002, 8:28 AM 1 of 1

http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=67039

WHAT'S TEA TIME?
Read the Tea Time CORKBOARD when it appears at 4 PM Bronze Time.

THEN: Watch for the TEA TIME topic to appear at 7 PM Bronze Time.




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