Posted by: Erin | April 21, 2006

The Hokey Pokey – Shakespearean Style

The Hokey-Poke

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”

Written by Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls, Maryland, and submitted by Katherine St. John.

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Responses

  1. morning erin,

    love the new blog.

    michelle

  2. erin,

    loved the hokey poke. Really great.

    Lee Anne


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