[Dixielandjazz] Shakespearian dance fad
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
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