[Bards] Fw: A Little Shakespeare to Start Your Day

John Hirling 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
 famous person.

 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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