Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Poetry Corner

DarkSpeechBlog has a series of essays imagining the lyrics to the beloved folk song "The Hokey Pokey", as if the lyrics rewritten by famous poets.
here is one example:
Dylan Thomas:

Now as I was young and silly among the rustic dancers
About the country farm and happy as the wheat was high,
        The moon above the meadow milky,
            Time let me shake it all about
        Golden in the Sundays of his gaze
And honored among haystacks I was lord of the hokey-pokey
And once upon a twist and turn I boldly had the trodden grass
             Bend with the lyric breezes
Down the paces of the quaint and curious motion.
For Non Yanks, they refer to this song, and folk dance, danced to at summer camp and at old fashioned weddings:

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