Painful Rhyme: In the series finale, Spike reads off this little poem:
My soul is wrath in harsh repose
Midnight descends in raven colored clothes
But soft, behold! A sunlight beam
Cutting a swath of glimmering gleam
My heart expands, 'tis grown a bulge in't,
Inspired by your beauty effulgent
- This is a continuity gag to the Buffy episode "Fool for Love" which tells Spike's origin story as a nebbish twit, nicknamed "William the Bloody" for his bloody awful poetry. He reads the poem to a girl he's in love with at a party and is publicly derided as a laughing stock shortly before being rejected. So the fact that he's rereading it with confidence at a contemporary poetry slam and the crowd actually loves him is pretty awesome.