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SONNETS #82-85 for today's TEA TIME in L.A. (#31) - TOPIC: BtVS#19 Lie To Me


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #31- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 3:54 PM

NOTE: If you watch "Lie To Me" Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode #19 (Season 2 Episode 7)
before reading this sonnet sequence, it will make a heck of a lot more sense. <smile>

BIGGER NOTE: The insane idea of putting Buffy thoughts in
Shakespearean sonnet form . . . is based on the even more insane idea that
you might want to give it a try yourself.

For a "sonnetized" explanation of why this is not insane <g> . . . you might read
my previous Bronze threads WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS:
PART 1:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=48156
PART 2:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=48152

THEN if that challenge seems like an interesting one to you, look for TEA TIME in L.A.
at 7:00 PM BRONZE TIME daily . . . which is truly strange. <g> But it just
might save the world. <ewg> In any case, you can brag about being able to write better than fill-in-the-blank. <g>


TEA TIME SONNETS #82-85/154(Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets . . . why not you? <g>)
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


MORE GRAY - RE: "Lie To Me" Episode #19 / 2.7 of BtVS


(1) "CONSPIRACY," SAID BUFFY when she learned . . .


[OOPS . . . WE'LL HIT THE 1800-CHARACTER MESSAGE LIMIT.
READ THE ENTIRE 4-SONNET SEQUENCE. . . BELOW]


NOTE: TO KEEP THE SONNETS FROM SCROLLING INTO OBLIVION <g> . . .
PLEASE DON'T REPLY HERE, THANKS,
POST FEEDBACK / COMMENTS / QUESTIONS AT tid=80583
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=80583


you speak



Responses


(oops) Please USE feedback thread . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 4:18 PM 1 of 7

...


REMINDER: Please you FEEDBACK thread for comments/questions/etc . . . tid=80583
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 4:17 PM 2 of 7

SONNET FEEDBACK/COMMENT THREAD:
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=80583

AND FOR MORE INFO, and to ask more general TEA TIME questions,
see today's Tea Time CORKBOARD at tid=86795
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=86795



Curious...
Posted by: buffsteraddict - Apr 25, 2002, 4:05 PM 3 of 7

I got a wallpaper site:

www.geocities.com/inthisverse/

would you be willing to submit some of your poems for my wallpapers?

buffsteraddict



1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) MORE GRAY - (about BtVS episode #19 / 2.7 "Lie To Me")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 3:59 PM 4 of 7

TEA TIME SONNETS #82-85/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


MORE GRAY - RE: "Lie To Me" Episode #19 / 2.7 of BtVS


(1) "CONSPIRACY," SAID BUFFY when she learned

that Angel, Wil, and Xander had aligned

behind her back, because they were concerned

by what her old friend "Ford" might have in mind.



A PASSING WORD to frame her attitude

towards all the lies that frame her story line --

Where lies and good intention may collude

while other lies may hide a diff'rent sign.


NOW EV'RYTHING IS GRAYER THAN BEFORE.

THOUGH sweet simplicity would be so nice --

to love or hate on sight and not know more

than friend or foe. BUT NOW she'll need advice.


As military judgements now require

a lawyer to O.K. when you can fire.



[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) MORE GRAY cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 3:58 PM 5 of 7

(2) THAT seems a bridge too far to join in verse.

The Slayer still decides who she will kill . . .

BUT how she feels about it, she'll converse

with Giles or Willow . . . "Come on, Buffy, spill . . .


. . . your thoughts about your quandries when it's done --

when dust has settled or blood's on the ground . . .

the deathly peace that follows when you've won

your match again . . . before another round.



THE FAIRYTALE OF CLARITY appeals

to all who have no choice but carry on.

So yes, Giles, "lie to me" how honor feels.

My clarity account is overdrawn. . . .



Of course, I won't believe you. I'm too smart.

Well, that's my head, it's diff'rent with my heart.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) MORE GRAY cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 3:57 PM 6 of 7

BUT STEPPING BACK FROM INSIDE Buffy''s soul

to gaze across this episode's terrain

(ignoring, now, the villain's bright lit goal)

and noting on the dark repeating plain . . .


. . . the tumbleweed of jealousy rolls by,

and by again, across the diff'rent trails

of characters who don't like what they see.

BUT their interpretation often fails . . .


. . . and so misunderstanding amplifies

the monster of their pain from what transpired.

For surely, there would be far fewer sighs

if better readings of the text had sired . . .


. . . their version of reality that hurts.

(And Angel made the point that truth needs skirts.)




[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) MORE GRAY cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - Apr 25, 2002, 3:56 PM 7 of 7



A T.V. DRAMA does not make a case.

It's not a sermon aiming at a sin.

YET, still, I climb the mountain up one face

and try to seek one solitary spin . . .


. . . amidst this formal verse that pins the rope,

and leads me in directions by shear chance.

By this time in four sonnets I lose hope

of planting some bright flag on mounts near France . . .
<g>


. . . and so I play around with what is left.

This habit is not justified at all.

And some might even say that it is theft

that I would have the stupifying gall . . .


. . . to claim these lines count toward one fifty four.

To hell with gall. I add this to my score.
<G>


THE END


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

HAIKU CODA

If there was a point
I would have made it by now.
The same goes for Joss.
<ewg>




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