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Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A.#26-Please do not post comments here(use the CORKBOARD)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 19, 2002, 10:10 AM

RE: BtVS 2.3 SCHOOL HARD

AND THEN CAME TWO (Spike & Dru Slay Me)
rhetorical verse in Shakesperean sonnet form

SONNET SEQUENCE (1 of 4)


THE MOMENT angry wrinklies smooth to care . . .

THE MOMENT when his heart steps past his grin . . .

THE MOMENT love arrives . . . when he's aware . . .

HER PRESENCE fills his soul . . . as she walks in . . .


. . . OR WOULD . . . if soul he had . . . BUT he has none.

WELL: That's the vampire theory we've been taught.

LIKE: Vampires cannot go into the sun.

AND: It's with wooden stakes they must be fought.


BUT WHEN this golden vampire's eyes embrace

the madness of her beauty -- COULD YOU DOUBT

"this soulless villain" wears upon his face

a perfect simulation of devout . . .


. . . pure, holy, sacred, sodding soulful love?


(Why ruin this perfect thought with sodding "dove"?) <g>


[CONTINUED BELOW]


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Thanks for not commenting in this thread . . . (SONNET SEQUENCE CONTINUES BELOW)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 19, 2002, 10:16 AM 1 of 4

NOTE: (error in #'s) Sonnets 66-69 (not 62-65)

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2 of 4 (SONNET SEQUENCE)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 19, 2002, 10:13 AM 2 of 4


(2) A G*D DAMNED rebel vampire . . . WITH A CAR!!!!

(NO puny Mitsubishi . . . BUT A DODGE . . .

. . . Desoto FireFlight, Fifty-eight.)
A STAR . . .

with nova'd presence . . . who would soon dislodge . . .


. . . "annoying" "big-bad" Collin -- "child" (outgrown

his ageless vampire costume since last year,

surprising God-like Joss who should have known

that children change in size so much it's clear . . .


. . . this ain't no vampire, buddy, just a kid.

A boring kid at that. GOOD LORD, ENOUGH!

I'm writing 'bout new Spike, then flip my lid

to ramble out a mile of kiddy fluff . . .)



AS I WAS SAYING 'fore I ran off track.

A STAR. TWO STARS. Two actors with "the knack."


[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (SONNET SEQUENCE)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 19, 2002, 10:12 AM 3 of 4


(3) WHAT'S UP WITH BUFFY in this episode

where Spike and his Drusilla come to town.

I guess you'd say SHE hit the mother lode

of credibility -- turned upside down . . .


. . . maternal disappointment into pride.

The fact that Buffy's faced down death each week

meant "nothing" 'till her mother opened wide

her peepers. Saw her daughter cheek to cheek . . .


. . . with deadly evil. Saw that evil blinked.

A brave, resourceful daughter who thought first

of others as Spike's soulless soldiers slinked

about the school to satisfy their thirst . . .


It changed the theme when momma saved her butt.

(Ax-wielding Joyce cracks Spike's head like a nut.)


[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (SONNET SEQUENCE)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 19, 2002, 10:11 AM 4 of 4



(4) There's more to say "'bout that," but Spike & Dru

are really all I want to sing tonight.

How perfectly the actors, writers too,

created pure, spectacular, delight . . .


. . . by snapping vivid charcters to life.

Two characters who clicked from the word go.

Two characters carved by the finest knife.

Two characters so sharp they raised the show.


How marvelously crazy, vile, and sweet . . .

Drusilla. Oh, Drusilla. Bless your stars . . .

(One day you'll name them all. One name. Repeat.)

No single tiny false move ever mars . . .


. . . the chemistry of evil that's so good

between these mighty two.
(As if it could.)

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