ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
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Verily, I say

(thanks to agaran for this!)

The Washington Post Style Invitational contest recently asked readers to submit "instructions" for something (anything) but written in the style of a famous person. The winning entry was the Hokey Pokey as written by William 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.
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