[Dixielandjazz] Shakespearian dance fad

david richoux tubaman at batnet.com
Wed Apr 23 22:39:41 PDT 2003

winning entry from a recent Washington Post contest that asks readers 
to submit "instructions" for something (anything) but written in the 
style of a famous person.

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.

   (Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls)

the runners up were nowhere near as good, but you can read them at

Dave Richoux

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