[Bards] Fw: A Little Shakespeare to Start Your Day
skypilot at ev1.net
Tue May 6 08:19:58 PDT 2003
>From the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asks readers to
submit "instructions" for something (anything), written in the style of a
The winning entry was The Hokey Pokey (as written by W. Shakespeare)
O proud left foot, that ventures quick within
Then soon upon a backward journey lithe.
Anon, once more the gesture, then begin:
Command sinistral pedestal to writhe.
Commence thou then the fervid Hokey-Poke,
A mad gyration, hips in wanton swirl.
To spin! A wilde release from Heavens yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke -- banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.
Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls)
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