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Hilarious Shakespearean Version of Hokey-Pokey

I saw this earlier on Facebook and thought it was too funny not to share.

It’s what the Hokey-Pokey would sound like if William Shakespeare wrote it:

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.”

‘Tis indeed.

It was written by Jeff Brechlin of Potomac Falls, Maryland for a Washington Post Style Invitational contest that asked readers to submit “instructions” for something, but written in the style of a famous person.

Love it…hope it made you giggle as much as it did for me.

In case you don’t remember the original by the Sun Valley Trio, here ya go:

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