May 10, 2003

Shaken not Stirred, Anon

This borrowed from Gary at TFS Reluctant, borrowed from... I just had to add this one to my Winter string of Hokey Pokey posts.

WASHINGTON POST STYLE has a contest in which readers submit instructions for doing various things, their choice, as written by famous authors. Jeff Brechlin of Potomac Falls recently won for the following, for wonderfully obvious reasons:

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.

Posted by fred1st at May 10, 2003 05:56 AM | TrackBack

Makes that Lindy Hop look sorta tame, doesn't it?

Posted by: CGHill at May 10, 2003 01:20 PM

This won me 20 extra credit points in my Literature class! Thanks!

Posted by: JJ at April 13, 2004 01:25 PM

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