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SONNETS #127-130 for Tea Time in L.A. #44 - Spike's Special Blend (Part 3 of 3) & BtVS #30


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #44- (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:49 AM

A SONNETIZED STORY OF AN ENCOUNTER WITH SPIKE (PART 3)

IF YOU MISSED PART 1 . . . you can find it at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=116315

IF YOU MISSED PART 2 . . . you can find it at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=123717


THE FIRST THREE SONNETS FOR TODAY

are the concluding part of a special parallel line

of Bronze sonnets that aren't about a specific episode

of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.


This "line" called SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND 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.



THE FOURTH SONNET FOR TODAY ("DEADLY PROPRIETY")

is about BtVS epsiode #30 "Killed By Death." It's one of those

episodes someone could skip and not miss anything very significant

in the history of Buffy. I call episodes like this "filler"

(like when Willow sang in OMWF: "I think this line's mostly filler.").

It lies blow the three sonnets of SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (PART 3).


NOTE: THE SONNETS BELOW ARE POSTED
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


you speak



Responses


Heeeeey Forensic!
Posted by: SelzJS - May 14, 2002, 7:28 AM 1 of 7

How are you doing? :P


NOTE: Daily sonnets reach 154 on 5/22 (and end) LINK TO INDEX OF PREVIOUS SONNETS
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 7:00 AM 2 of 7

Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets. <smile> Buffy gets 154, too. <g>

See yesterdays two sonnets . . . for an index to all
the previous Tea Time (Buffy) sonnets so far. Here's the link.
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=125844



1 of 3 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (part 3)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:56 AM 3 of 7

TEA TIME SONNETS #127-129/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND - PART 3

THEN SPIKE SAID . . .

"(1) IT SEEMS YOU'VE THOUGHT A LOT about my role.

PERHAPS TOO MUCH, man . . . though I'm grateful. Much.

Without my setting, I'm a lump of coal.

The Buffyverse gave me a way to touch . . .


. . . the world and reach the best that James can be.

Hey, I just do the job. I do my best,

but if Joss hadn't framed the house you see,

I couldn't decorate Spike's room. . . . I'm blessed . . .


. . . to have this chance . . . when actors mostly fail.

Not just for lack of talent . . . but no space

that's perfectly prepared. . . . Bad role's are jail.

And, man, I've been there. See Spike's pretty face?


Well, I have been plain ugly many times.

The Buffy show atones for all my crimes."



[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 3 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 3) cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:55 AM 4 of 7

SPIKE CONTINUES . . .

(2) " FORGET ABOUT SPIKE NOW. Consider this:

The title character(Buffy) has been to hell

and heaven . . . then dragged back.
. . . HOW CAN YOU MISS

THAT SPAN OF POSSIBILITY. Just smell . . .


. . . the roses that I get to walk among.

If Spike smells good to you . . . please think of that.

Before another Spike-song you have sung,

remember I am living off the fat . . .


. . . of Joss's wond'rous land I get to roam.

I ride across it well. I won't deny . . .

but only 'cause Joss made his place my home."

SPIKE WINKS AT ME, "I heard you were a spy . . .


. . . for Mutant Enemy. But that's the truth.

Or close enough. I'm grateful, man. 'FORSOOTH.'"




[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 3 (sonnet sequence) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 3) cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:54 AM 5 of 7

(3) . . . A PLAYFUL WORD. Spike knows my "Shakespeare thing."

We're back to drinking beer. Just hanging out.

TWO GUYS. No more a pauper and a king.

Especially 'cause when he hears about . . .


. . . the lowness of my funds . . . he pays the check.

And no, I did not argue this with Spike.

He wants to pay? Well I say, what the heck?

What is there 'bout this guy you wouldn't like?


BUT IT'S NOW TIME TO GO. And so we do.

I smile at Juliet across the room

as James and I head out. Yes, she smiles, too.

Just graciousness. But rare.
Now off I zoom . . .


. . . back to my car where Spike and I had Tea.

That wraps this story up . . . of Spike & me.



[THE END OF SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND]



SONNET #130 "DEADLY PROPRIETY" (about BtVS episode 30 ' "Killed By Death")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:53 AM 6 of 7

TEA TIME SONNET #130/154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


DEADLY PROPRIETY (IS LESS FILLING)


(1) "Shhh . . . Hospital . . . No singing," Buffy says.

I will not argue with her, "Killed By Death"

is "filler". You can bypass by Suez

Canal this episode -- the thirtieth.


No song of praise I'll sing. BUT I'LL POINT OUT:

A MOMENT "tactless" Cordy hits the nail

right on the head, so well, it makes you doubt

(like Cordy) tact is like a Holy Grail . . .


. . . of human interaction. MAYBE lies

is all it is. And lies get in the way

of true communion. Conversation dies

when you must be too careful what you say.



I overstate the case . . . but there's a price

politeness costs . . . when we play nicey-nice.



NOTES =========================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 14, 2002, 6:53 AM 7 of 7

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>


FOR MORE INFO SEE THE MOST RECENT TEA TIME CORKBOARD at
http://www.buffy.com/bronze_posts.jsp?tid=126437




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