March 18, 2004

An Olde But Goode One

The Hokey Pokey (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.

(*) Actually, by Jeff Brechlin, 2003

(Hat tip: William Gibson's archives)

Posted by JohnL at March 18, 2004 09:55 PM
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