The Hokey Pokey (as written by W. Shakespeare)

It’s been around a while, but SteveP Sent me this.
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 with the following:

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.

Awesome! Outstanding! Cut ‘n’ pasted from William Gibson, who is still blogging.

2 thoughts on “The Hokey Pokey (as written by W. Shakespeare)

  1. i went to your website to find out the address of the dude that originally wrote the hokey pokey and found this instead it gave my friends and i a good laugh please put the next verse on.

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