The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 24.0009 Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Date: January 8, 2013 3:59:01 AM EST
Subject: Shakespeare Hokey Pokey
Thought y’all would enjoy this:
The following is from the Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asked readers to submit “instructions” for something (anything), but written in the style of a famous person. The winning entry was The Hokey Pokey (as written by William 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.
-- by “William Shakespeare”