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Classical Notes: April 23, 2007 Archive

Shakespeare's Hokey-Pokey

Posted at 12:01 AM on April 23, 2007 by John Birge (14 Comments)
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To honor the spirit of The Bard, we submit these humble rhymes in tribute:

Shakespeare's 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.

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