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SONNETS #96-104 for Tea Time in L.A. #38 - TOPIC: BtVS #25,26 "Surprise"&"Innocence"


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #38- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:33 AM

NOTE: If you watch BtVS episodes #25&26 (Season 2 ep 13-14: the episodes
where Buffy & Angel consumate their love, and Angel loses his soul
)
this sonnet sequence may make a heck of a lot more sense. <smile>


BIGGER (but smaller) NOTE: The insane idea of putting Buffy thoughts
inShakespearean 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: tid=48156 PART 2: 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 #96-104/154(Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets . . . why not you? <g>)
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


BUFFY-DREAMS- RE: "Surprise"&"Innocence Episodes 25,26 of
BtVS


[READ THE ENTIRE 9-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


1 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFF-DREAMS - (about BtVS episodes 25-26 "Suprise" &"Innocence")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:43 AM 1 of 9

TEA TIME SONNETS #96-104/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


BUFFY-DREAMS - RE: "Surprise"&"Innocence"Episodes #25-26 BtVS


(1) THE EPISODE BEGINS IN BUFFY'S DREAM

Drusilla. Willow. Monkey without pants.

Her mother's broken cup. And Buffy's scream

as Spike's mad paramour kills her romance.


Her Angel turns to dust -- his fingertips

fall from her grasp. Drusilla wishes her

a "happy birthday" as the horror rips

our heroine from dreamland's aquifer.


The stratum down below our consciousness

where flow is unimpeded by constraint

of reason's narrow channels which compress

(ubiquitously, hence without complaint) . . .


. . . our possibilities to just a few.

In dreams all probabilities are true.





[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:41 AM 2 of 9

(2) REFLECTING BACK FROM 25 TO 1 . . .

it was in Buffy's dreams HER TALE BEGAN.

Her ancestry of night met morning sun

as she awoke (and I turned into fan).


NO, DON'T FORGET that Buffy's dreams came first . . .

. . . BEFORE WE HEARD her mother call her name

identifying she (both blessed and cursed

by slayerhood)
whose face would bear that fame.


BEFORE THE GIRL herself, her dreams imposed

upon our viewing minds her fate's long line

of destiny in visions of her foes.

Though we could not interpret ev'ry sign . . .


. . . that flashed before our eyes in that first scene.

The title hinted what it all might mean.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:41 AM 3 of 9

(3) WHY AM I DANCING 'ROUND her dreams so long

(three sonnets into this long stretch of verse)?

BECAUSE there's many ways to get it wrong --

so many ill conclusions people nurse . . .


. . . assuming dreams can only echo facts

in evidence extracted from real life.

AS WHEN in Buffy's dream Wil's monkey cracks

in French implied Oz-talk she shared. No knife . . .


. . . however, did Drusilla ever wield.

THE QUESTION IS: WHAT CAN A DREAM REVEAL?

Vague ref'rences to hurts that haven't healed?

OR can they glimpses from the future steal?


MY POINT IS, yes, some dreams predestinate.

(Not simply random details duplicate.)





[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:40 AM 4 of 9

(4) I ONCE DREAMED of a coral snake and "tongs."

WELL, NOT EXACTLY "TONGS" . . . I had no name

for what I saw. Not something that belongs

within that contexst. Nothing used to tame . . .


. . . a snake's aggression. No, these "tongs" had bends

that made no sense for something meant to hold

a squirmy snake by pinching at the ends.

I COULDN'T SEE why such "tongs" would be sold.


THAT DAY I WENT to kill some movie time

and walked into a show I had not planned

to spend my life on, nor to waste a dime.

Just why I picked it . . . DID NOT UNDERSTAND .. .


UNTIL MY DREAMLAND KINKY "TONGS were used

to spread a drug lord's victim's mouth.
CONFUSED?. . .




[CONTINUED BELOW]



5 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:39 AM 5 of 9

(5) THOSE "TONGS" weren't meant to pinch, but open wide

a human mouth.
That's what those "bends" were for.

To let a coral snake crawl deep inside

the drug lord's victim -- keep an open door . . .


. . . for venemous intrustion past the teeth

kept spread by bends I had not understood.

THIS LITTLE EPISODE I know bequeath

to you to take whatever that you would.


I DO KNOW . . . long ago God spoke through dreams.

I do not claim myself a prophet now

(I quickly clarify 'fore someone screams).

But dreams can prophesy. (Don't have a cow.) <g>


I NOW RETURN TO BUFFY'S WORLD at last

to see what light two episodes have cast.





[CONTINUED BELOW]



6 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:38 AM 6 of 9

(6) IN BUFFY'S SECOND DREAM (no we're not done

with dreams, but only with my private ones)


THE ONE WHERE Angel's walking in the sun.

"You have to know what you see," his line runs.


AND AT THAT MOMENT Jenny Calendar

is lifting her black veil, WHICH BUFFY SEES . . .

. . . then leaps awake to act. She can infer

the meaning of the dream. It does not please.


AND SOON her hand is wrapped 'round Jenny's throat

who soon unveils her secret gypsy role

in Angel's punishment. "That's all she wrote."


SO BUFFY casts her out, and Giles concurs.

In Buffy's world, sometimes dreams can wear spurs.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



7 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:37 AM 7 of 9

(7) ENOUGH OF DREAMS (Good Lord! Thank God, you say.)

We turn to love and sex and consequence.

WHEN WOMEN "give it up," the guy must pay

much more than it should cost. But, hey, we're dense. <ewg>


THAT IS THE STORY, FOLKS, so don't blame me.

'Twas Joss, not I, that took 'ol Angel's soul

as payment for a loving night with B.

You get your "happiness," you pay the toll.


I HEAR some voices rising: "I protest

this vile intepretation of the tale.

You stupid 'guy!' You really need more rest.

You claim to understand? Good Lord, you fail! . . .


. . . It's all about the girl you idiot.

Restate your case, or we'll all kick your b*tt.





[CONTINUED BELOW]



8 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY-DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:36 AM 8 of 9

(8) DEAR LADIES, PLEASE, DESIST. I will rewrite.

Whatever you would have me say, I will.

I don't compose this verse to start a fight.

I'm not a slayer who is out to kill . . .


. . . some guy who broke her heart and now must die.

OOPS, THERE I GO -- I stepped in it again.

BUT, golly gee, I cannot tell a lie.

It surely seems that Joss does not like men.


WELL, that was just a rhyme, but let it stand.

THERE ARE NO good, stong men -- 'cept Riley's wife.

WELL, BLOODY HELL . . . that's not what I had planned

to say at all. This verse is trutly rife . . .



. . . with strange excursions 'cross my neurons' wires.

What can you do when one of them misfires?




[CONTINUED BELOW]



9 of 9 (sonnet sequence) BUFFY DREAMS cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 06, 2002, 6:35 AM 9 of 9

(9) I'M SURE THERE'S SOME TRUTH HIDDEN in that line,

but Sam & Riley are a LONG way off,

and so at last I'll promise to confine

my final words to eps now in our trough.


EPS TWENTY-FOUR and FIVE are ones all praise

as keystones of the Buffyverse. Pure gold.

I love Drusilla's ev'ry turn of phrase,

and perfect, wounded Spike need not be sold.


Sweet Buffy's broken heart broke my heart, too.

And Xander's got a girl . . . and better plan.

If cows have piles of hay, do they still moo?

These were the episodes that Bronze a fan.


BUT I'VE HAD VERSE TO WRITE, and so I did.

Nine sonnets dashed in haste. What do you bid?
<smile>


THE END


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

HAIKU CODA

How long would it take
for one hundred fifty-four
sonnets . . . without rest?
<smile>




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