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SONNETS #143-146 of 154 for Tea Time in L.A. #48 of 50 - INSPIRED BY BtVS #33-4 "Becoming"


Rhetorical verse for Tea Time in L.A. #48 - (Talking about Buffy as Shakespeare would have. <g>)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:08 PM

Sonnets #143-146 of 154
What? You think only 400-year-old Brits can write 154 sonnets? <ewg>


SAVING THE WORLD
rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form

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1 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SAVING THE WORLD - (inspired by BtVS #33-34 "Becoming")
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:15 PM 1 of 8

HAIKU PROLOGUE

Season Two's ending
is a high point in the tale
of the Buffyverse.



TEA TIME SONNETS #143-146 of 154
Rhetorical verse in Shakespearean sonnet form


SAVING THE WORLD


(1) THE ANTI-CHRIST IS PART OF God's design.

I'm thinking of Angelus as faux priest

who says to Dru's confession: Do not whine.

God's set a place for evil at his feast.



Angelus is a liar . . . But not then.

IT'S TRUE that dark and light are in God's plan.

BUT that's not clear at all to femmes and men.

(No clearer if they are a Buffy fan.)


HOW COULD the God of ev'rything create

a villain who's not under his control?

MORE THOUGHTS along this line will have to wait,

bacause God says: Shut up, or lose your soul. . . .


. . . You want your name erased beneath your posts?
<smile>

This is my world. You're guests. But I'm the host.


[CONTINUED BELOW]



2 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SAVING THE WORLD cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:14 PM 2 of 8


(2) OK, DEAR GOD, I'll drop theology,

before I burn my bridge to your good grace.

I'll teach "Becoming". Skip the blasphemy.

The Season Two finale. . . We'll retrace . . .


. . . the path of Buffy's boyfriend across time.

From 18th cent'ry playboy who is turned

by vampire Darla to an undead slime

who near the end of 19th cent'ry's earned . . .


. . . a gypsy curse to punish him. His soul

restored to suffer guilt. No end of pain.

Eternal life within a mem'ry hole

of victiim's faces with no chance of rain . . .


. . . to wash away the horror of his crimes.

THAT BRINGS US up to our postmodern times.


[CONTINUED BELOW]



3 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SAVING THE WORLD cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:13 PM 3 of 8

(3) IN 1996, says Whistler: CHOOSE.

Will Angel eat more rats? (His present course).

OR let a young girl slayer be his muse

for songs of his becoming a new force. . .


. . . that can be counted on the side of good.

The demon shows him her, and he is changed

by something in her heart he's understood.

Priorities he had . . . now rearranged.


He wants to help her in her brutal fight

that fate has thrust upon her. Add his strength

to hers. (Of course constrained to when it's night,)

He'll stand by her throughout the total length . . .


. . . of her life-span. . . . His choice made with no word

exchanged with her. Yet still pure love occured.


[CONTINUED BELOW]



4 of 4 (sonnet sequence) SAVING THE WORLD cont.
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:12 PM 4 of 8


(4) BUT THEN, of course, we know his vow's undone

by "making love" to Buffy
. "Happiness."

It was, of course, no fault of either one.

The path of ev'ry option we can't guess.


SURPRISES COME. If not, there'd be no point

of life on earth. We'd simply skip this stop

along eternity. But this juke joint

of chaos
is . . . . Let's call it GOD'S SOCK HOP.


A METAPHOR I never would have picked

without constraints of rhyme. Does it make sense?


A slayer danced with vampire then got pricked

by life-and-world-transforming consequence.



TO SET THINGS RIGHT her tears would have to flow.

TO SAVE THE WORLD she'd have to let him go.


[THE END]



NOTES =========================================
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:12 PM 5 of 8

FOR LINKS (Bronze tids) TO ALL PREVIOUS SONNETS SCROLL DOWN

REMINDER: Tea Time in L.A. (M-F) comes to a close
the day after final Buffy of the season 5/22

Final episode of Tea Time in L.A. (7-8 PM BRONZE TIME) is Wed. 5/22

REMINDER 2: A weekly version (still being designed) to be called
TeaTimeSunday 4-5PM BRONZE TIME (every Sunday)
begins on June 2



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=141375



INDEX TO PREVIOUSLY POSTED TEA TIME SONNETS: (PART 1)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:11 PM 6 of 8

#1: BEYOND "NORMAL AGAIN" - tid=46649

#2: RILEY & SAM'S GROWN-UP-ITUDE - tid=47071

#3: WHAT DO WE HOLD SACRED? - tid=47636

#4-7 WHY I POST IN SHAKESPEAREAN SONNETS (4-sonnet sequence)
 PART 1 - tid=48156
 PART 2 - tid=48152


#8 DOUBLEMEAT MORALITY - tid=49007

#9-12 ALL MUSICAL BUFFY (4-sonnnet sequence)
 PART 1 - tid=50573
 PART 2 - tid=50575

#13-14 SONNET SCHOOL FOR SLAYERS - tid=50974

#15 BRING THE FUN IN - tid=51492

#16 NORMAL AGAIN: IT'S ALL SO CLEAR - tid=52886

#17-20 IN THE BEGINNING
 PART 1 - tid=53362
 PART 2 - tid=53363

#21-24 HARVEST?
 PART 1 - tid=53901
 PART 2 - tid=53900

#25 WRITING THE BALLAD OF SMG - tid=55217

#26-27 DESTINY 4/03/02 - tid=58191

#28-29 SINGING LESSON (SMG BALLAD PT 2)- tid=61131



INDEX TO PREVIOUSLY POSTED TEA TIME SONNETS (PART 2)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:10 PM 7 of 8

#30-31 THE PORTAL & (BtVS#6) "The Pack" - tid=63216

#32-33 BtVS #7 "Angel" - tid=65915

#34-37 BTVS #8 "I Robot, You Jane"
PART 1 - tid=67039
PART 2 - tid=67038

#38 -"The Puppet Show" (The Talent Show) tid=68038

#39 - Tea Time Miscommunication (Apology to yelnif) - tid=68039

#40-41 - DREAMER ZERO (re BtVS#10 -"Nightmares") - tid=68694

#42-49 - VISIBLE CRUELTY (re BtVS#11 - "Invisible Girl") -
PART 1 - tid=69276
PART 2 - tid=69275
PART 3 - tid=69274
PART 4 - tid=69273

#50-57 - DO I HAVE TO? (re BtVS#12 - "Prophecy Girl") - tid=71591

#58-61 - RESURRECTION'S A BITCHA (re BtVS#13 "When She Was Bad") - tid=73798

#62-65 - PARTLY LOVE (re BtVS#14 "Some Assembly Required) - tid=75553

#66-69 - AND THEN CAME TWO (Spike & Dru) (BtVS#15 "School Hard") - tid=77213



INDEX TO PREVIOUSLY POSTED TEA TIME SONNETS (PART 3)
Posted by: forensicpopouri - May 19, 2002, 9:09 PM 8 of 8

#70-73 (TT28) SACRIFICE - tid=80713

#74-77 (TT29) CHARMED (LIVES) - tid=81875

#78-81 (TT 30) SLANDERING JANUS - tid=83534

#82-85 (TT 31) MORE GRAY - tid=86715

#86 (TT33) AN EMPTY SPACE IN THE SOUL (sermonette)- tid=90275

#87-90 (TT35) CONSTRAINTS - tid=97955

#91-94 (TT36) NORMAL SNORE-MAL - tid=102075

#95 (TT37) NOTHING TO SING ABOUT - tid=102735

#96-104 (TT38) BUFFY-DREAMS - tid=105077

#105-108 (TT39) GUYS! - tid=107497

#109-112 (TT40) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (PART 1) - tid=116315

#113-116 (TT42) SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND (Part 2) - tid=123717

#117-120 "119 - 28 = 91" - tid=124395

#121-124 XANDER'S SPECIAL HELL - tid=124807

#125-126 (TT43)"PERVERSITY" & "RHYMING VERSE IN THE BUFFYVERSE" tid=125844

#127-130 (TT44) "SPIKE'S SPECIAL BLEND(3)" & "DEADLY PROPRIETY" - tid=127691

#131-134 (TT45) BIG BAD WILLOW/SPIKE - tid=132137

#135-138 (TT46) UNFORGIVENESS - tid=137623

#139-142 (TT47) UNPOETIC HEROS ARE ALL WET - tid=141161

#143-146 (TT48) SAVING THE WORLD - (today's)




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