The Hokey Pokey as written by William Shakespeare

Painting of William ShakespeareO 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.

— by “William Shakespeare”

This was written by Jeff Brechlin. Jeff won the Washington Post’s Style Invitational contest which invited readers to submit instructions – for anything – written in the style of a famous person.

I found it on Facebook. Go figure.

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