Monday, March 29, 2004
The Style Invitational Week 498: Unamazing But True!
(washingtonpost.com): "Report from Week CLXI, in which you were asked to rewrite some banal instructions in the style of some famous writer.
I'm not at home, or I'm asleep,
But do not fret, and do not weep.
Just leave a message at the beep,
Just leave a message at the beep.
-- Robert Frost
(Paul Dudley, Ellicott City)
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)"
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