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#102086 - 04/30/03 01:38 AM what it's all about  
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The winning entry from the Washington Post Style Invitational contest
that asked readers to submit "instructions" written in the style of a
famous person - like W. Shakespeare, whose birth and death we celebrate this week:



Ye Olde Hokey Pokey
by Jeff Brechlin


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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#102087 - 05/01/03 01:22 AM Re: what it's all about  
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See?? See why I don't like Shakespeare? (She said through her laughter. )


#102088 - 05/02/03 12:40 AM Re: what it's all about  
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A great new spin on an old classic but it certainly doesn't sound like something my three year old niece should be doing!



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