Sunny Days in Heaven
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Tuesday, April 20, 2004  

Shakespeare hokes the pokey

Here is The Bard's take on a famous dance:

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 heaven's yoke.
Blessed dervish! Surely canst go, girl.
The Hoke, the poke - banish now thy doubt
Verily, I say, 'tis what it's all about.

Thanks to Gary at Country Keepers for finding this gem.

A infinite jest most excellent. Alacrity and abandon, thou twins, get thee to the boards; trod them hence.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 2:08 PM |