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TEA TIME in L.A. THE BRONZE / 3.20-5.22.02
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SONNETS #109-112 for Tea Time in L.A. #40 - Spike's Special Blend (of Tea?)


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #20- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 08, 2002, 5:32 PM

NOTE: If you watched "Seeing Red" (BtVS episode #119 - Season 6 ep 19)
last night, this sonnet sequence may not make heck of a lot more sense <g> . . . but if you
remember something Spike said about tea . . . <smile>


BIGGER (but smaller) 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: 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 #109-112(Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets . . . why not you? <g>)
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND - INSPIRED BY: "Seeing Red" Episode 119 of
BtVS



(1) I'M HAVING TEA WITH SPIKE. We used his leaves . . .


[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


Regarding Spike's mention of "tea" . . .
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 5:29 PM 1 of 5

It turns out that when I heard Spike say he would "make his tea"
with the Slayer's bones . . .

. . . WHAT HE REALLY SAID WAS <smile> "pick his teeth . . .

BUT, you know, I still really like the IDEA of Slayer Bone Tea. <ewg>
And if I hadn't heard Spike "wrong" . . . I wouldn't have written the sonnets BELOW.



1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND - (inspired by BtVS episode 119 "Seeing Red")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 08, 2002, 5:36 PM 2 of 5

TEA TIME SONNETS #109-112/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND - Inspired by: "Seeing Red" Episode #119 of
BtVS



(1) I'M HAVING TEA WITH SPIKE. We used his leaves

to brew our cups. It's not my cup of tea.

Strange flavor, this. Perhaps dear Spike deceives

about these "leaves" . . . my gullibility . . .



. . . is easily persuaded by his smile.

OH NO, dear friends, no don't think that I'm gay. <ewg>

IT'S JUST this thing he has. I like his style.

Slutskaya's got her spin. And Spike his play.


Panache . . . if that more suits your taste in words.

Like Cyrano, Spike moves with passion's heat.

He speaks poetic'lly . . . TO DAWN: "The birds

are flying
(once) again"
. . . to frame the sweet . . .


. . . revival of the Wil & Tara bond.

WE SIP OUR TEA . . . I ASK: "WHAT LIES BEYOND?"




[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 08, 2002, 5:36 PM 3 of 5

(2) SPIKE SMILES THAT SMILE, and says he can't reveal

the storyline . . . or Joss would ring his neck.

He mumbles 'bout a "non-disclosure deal."

THEN SMILES AGAIN: "I know this discotheque."


WE DRAIN OUR CUPS . . . Spike swipes the residue

from fingertip to lips . . . and licks the dregs.

HE INDICATES perhaps I lick mine, too.

I SMILE as I decline . . . then stretch my legs . . .


. . . before I hop behind him for the ride.

SPIKE'S MOTORCYCLE ROARS, and I hold tight.

NO, not because I'm gay<ewg> . . . I am astride

a two-wheeled missle . . . heading into night.


Up P.C.H.Pacific Coast Highway a moment . . . then the turns

of Sunset.the street Screaming engine. Muffler burns . . .




[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 08, 2002, 5:35 PM 4 of 5

(3) (REMEMBER THIS: Don't let your ankle touch

those pretty, bright chrome tubes along each flank

of motorcycles. You won't like it much.)


WE HIT THE SUNSET STRIP . . . and then my bank.


Not robbery, dear friends, my A.T.M.

If you know Spike, you know the cost is yours

for his attention. Clear? You pay. Not him.

And if you buy his beer, it won't be Coors . . .


. . . but some imported brand that costs a mint.

BUT YOU'RE WITH SPIKE . . . why would you ever b*tch

about the costs? YOU'LL SEE YOUR NAME in print

in tandem with a bold-face. What's the hitch?


No hitch, dear friends, as long as you recall

if you want fame, you're at its beck and call.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 08, 2002, 5:33 PM 5 of 5

4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND cont.


(4) A LONG LINE'S WAITING at an 80's club . . .

BUT YOU'RE WITH SPIKE . . . you will not wait this time.

No one complains. This is no corner pub

where ev'ryone's the same. 'Twould be a crime . . .


. . . if Spike was kept outside . . . and so, YOU'RE IN.

There's other famous faces in the mix,

and L.A. coolness rules say it's a sin

to stare at some celebrity for kicks.


AND SO WE SAIL through bodies unperturbed.

I BUY TWO BEERS (my own of lesser kind).

WE FIND A BOOTH . . . where we won't be disturbed . . .


. . . WHILE WE DISCUSS the role of Spike so far.

A bit part Marsters burned into a star.




TO BE CONTINUED . . .

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HAIKU CODA

No coda today.
We're not done with this sequence.
Why write this at all?
<ewg>




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