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SONNETS #78-81/154 for Tea Time in L.A. #30 - BtVS18 Halloween


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #30- Please do not post comments here (use FEEDBACK thread)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:31 PM

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TEA TIME SONNETS #78-81/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


SLANDERING JANUS - RE: "Halloween" Episode #18 / 2.6 of BtVS


(1) THE SLANDERING OF JANUS !!! God of doors . . .

of PORTALS . . . new beginnings. SHAME ON JOSS.

SINCE Giles has research running out his pores,

HOW COULD god Whedon let the writer gloss . . .


. . . the essense of the Roman guardian

of the whole universe
to modern slang.

The two-faced statue's meaning's been undone

by sloppy usage. HENCE this verse harangue.


From "Janus" comes the first month of the year.
(January)

A fresh start as our hist'ry turns the page.

The sacred Janus month, not one of fear,

but opportunity for a new age.


First day each month . . . first hour of each day . . .

and year's first month -- to Janus Romans pray.



[CONTINUED BELOW]


you speak



Responses


Please use tid=80583 for response. Thanks. (SONNET SEQUENCE CONTINUES BELOW)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:38 PM 1 of 5

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2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SLANDERING JANUS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:36 PM 2 of 5

BUT IN THE EPISODE NAMED "HALLOWEEN"

the villain prayed to Janus to unleash

a chaos on identity's routine.

WELL . . . blame it on the writer's mind's pastiche . . .


. . . of fragments of all knowledge from the past.

To fixate on the two-faced statue's coin

of common usage that pops rather fast

into our minds when pieces we adjoin.


The carpenter who uses one bent nail

to hold his work together should expect

his effort for the beautiful will fail.

More care, Joss, in the nails that you select.


A mish-mash of a theme is what you get

if standards for your quality aren't met.



[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SLANDERING JANUS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:35 PM 3 of 5

A "MISH-MASHED THEME"? . . . What do I mean by this?

"COHERENCE" is the term that I will use

to represent the goal -- the perfect kiss

that comes when all things "click" to light the fuse . . .


. . . of story power -- when all lines converge

within a magic circle: beauty's mark.

WHEN DONE RIGHT, all the characters emerge

with greater clarity. BUT HERE I BARK . . .



. . . UNHAPPY DOG with bones to gnaw with rhyme.

I paw the episode for scraps of meat.

(I can't help if I do this ev'ry time.)

I want my slobber'ring verse to find what's sweet.


But dogs who've tasted meaty bones will yelp

when tossed a salad. YET I've come to help.



[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SLANDERING JANUS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:34 PM 4 of 5



NO HELP, of course, will fix what has transpired.

This episode is firmly in the can.

The only fix would be if I was hired <g>

a long, long time ago. Instead of fan, . . .


. . . consultant of a kind that's not yet known.

I swear the rhyme has led me down this path.

A blatant plea for pay would make me groan.

To bark for money? Give that dog a bath!


The point, you see, of this absurd aside

is killing time until I wrap this up

with some profound remark that will abide

within your memory. But, Buttercup, . . .


. . . whatever insight that I meant to say

got lost when money happened in my way.


THE END


---------------------

HAIKU CODA

Perhaps all writers
can lose their inspiration
when their dogs hunt dough.
<ewg>



NOTES =============================================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 23, 2002, 6:33 PM 5 of 5

NOTE 1: TO KEEP THE FLOW OF THIS SONNET SEQUENCE UNBROKEN,
PLEASE DON'T REPLY HERE, POST FEEDBACK / COMMENTS AT tid=80583
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=80583

NOTE 2: If you watch Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode #18 (Season 2 Episode 6) before
reading these sonnet you will more easily understand what this sonnet sequence means.

NOTE 3: Poets who are curious about this "fresh hell" of rhetorical verse should
read the 4-sonnet sequence WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS at the following two tids:
tid=48156 and tid=48152

FOR MORE INFO SEE TODAY'S TEA TIME CORKBOARD at tid=82951
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=82951




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