Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Shakespearean Hokey Pokey

From a Washington Post contest, the Shakespearean Hokey Pokey:
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.


Trev Diesel said...

Ok, that was freaking hilarious.

Celeste said...

My husband read it aloud to me in his theater voice. That was even better.