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SONNETS #113-116 for Tea Time in L.A. #42 - Spike's Special Blend (Part 2)


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #42- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 10, 2002, 6:20 PM

This is part of a special new parallel line of Bronze sonnets . . .

that aren't about a specific episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


This "line" SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (this is the second part)

is telling the story of . . . well, let's call it "some time with Spike" . . .


Is it true? I'll never tell. <smile>


Do keep in mind that the "surface" of the tale may not be what this

sonnet sequence is mainly about.



IF YOU MISSED PART 1
of SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND
. . . you can find it at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=116315



SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (PART 2) IS POSTED BELOW
in "reverse" order, so you can scroll straight down as you read the 4 posts.


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


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1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (part 2)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 10, 2002, 6:23 PM 1 of 4

TEA TIME SONNETS #113-116/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND - PART 2


(1) FROM VILLAIN . . .
TO A CLOWN . . .
AND THEN TO "SAINT"

WHO let himself be beaten near to death

for Buffy's sake. THEN LOVER. . .
NOW THEY PAINT

SPIKE BACK TO EVIL.
Whew! I take a breath . . .


. . . and sip my beer to let James contemplate

my summary of SPIKE's trajectory.

HE SMILES that smile . . . but I will have to wait

for Spike's analysis . . . BECAUSE WE SEE . . .


DRUSCILLA ON THE DANCE FLOOR beckoning.

JAMES NODS to indicate that I should go

enjoy Drusilla's clutches. . . . He's the king

tonight. Who'd argue? . . . How'd he know . . .


. . . I love to dance.
I guess he's worth that beer.

Beyond Spike's fangs . . . perhaps he is a seer.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 2) cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 10, 2002, 6:23 PM 2 of 4

(2) Ms. Landau is a charmer. Met her dad

one night at the Egyptian theatre.

He'd never let his daughter love a cad . . .

not even on TV. "No Spike's no cur. . .


. . . NO MATTER how they write him, HE TRANSCENDS

the box that Joss (now, Noxon) made for him.

NO MATTER how the Buffy story ends.

The blessing of the Marster's choice won't dim."



ENOUGH about her dad, I'm in her arms . . .

AND SHE is teasing me with her dark moves.

It's fun . . . Drusilla's games . . . and Landau's charms

are quite a combination. IT BEHOOVES . . .


. . . ME to control my fantasies before

I dance too long and Spike sneaks out the door.




[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 2) cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 10, 2002, 6:22 PM 3 of 4

(3) And so, reluctantly, I make my way

back to THE BOOTH where Marsters sips his fine

imported beer. What does he have to say

about the role of SPIKE he's made devine?



He's humbler than you'd think about the gift

he has bestowed on us . . . with his bold strokes

of artistry. The Buffyverse he lifts

with his bare presence. . . . NO, I'm not gay, folks! <ewg>


I DO NOT MEAN James Marsters' naked skin . . .

but naked talent -- viseral and smart.

(The fact that not one Emmy did he win

means that Academy's not worth a fart.)



James rode SPIKE's role to heaven . . . far beyond

designers' dreams of some Sid Vicious blonde.



[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 2) cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 10, 2002, 6:21 PM 4 of 4

(4) IMAGINE IF "THE XANDER BOX" was filled

with some transcendent actor who could jump

the stupid-joke-boy bar . . . who would have killed

the idiotic tendencies that mar . . .


. . . the Xander role that's always made me cringe.

The pilot role description IS NOT dumb.

WHY DID a stupid joke become the hinge

that Xander pivots round. (Role's rule of thumb.)


That actor . . . I don't want to speak his name . . .

allows his vehicle to go to hell.

It's lucky that he doesn't want more fame.

(Or so I've heard.) ENOUGH 'BOUT XAN . . . I SMELL . . .


. . . SPIKE'S CIGARETTE . . . AS HE BEGINS TO SPEAK . . .

What did he say? I'll tell you all . . . next week.




TO BE CONTINUED . . .




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