Sunday, February 26, 2006

Of Chews and Chips and Ceiling Whacks, of Cabbie Jazz and Kinks...

...Audra and I came up with that parody of a line in this poem last night...thought it an appropriate (or, rather, sufficiently-random) lead-in to this, a Shakespearean version of everybody's favorite roller-rink activity...found among various and sundry Shakespearean parodies here...
The Shokey Pokey

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.

-- by William Shakespeare (Jeff Brechlin, Potomac Falls)

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Wow... are there words? No, I think they were all used to make that poem.