An "affectionate parody"!

D. G. Rossetti and the Hokey-Pokey

O maiden mine, with passionate pale cheek,
And silver-sandalled foot so tender-hued,
It is not meet that we should sit and brood:
Let's hokey-pokey till the light grows weak!

So stick your left foot in and take it out,
With rapturous bliss at such insouciant fun:
Our two hearts pulse, by wondering love made one;
We shake our limbs with an impetuous shout!


O fondest thought of youth imperishable!
With cumbrous tread, we press the quivering grass
Till vesperal chanting fills the darksome air:

And join me once again, be charitable;
Consent with me these hastening hours to pass,
Most beauteous maiden, fugitive and fair!

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Written on 2022-07-25 at 01:23

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Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Well done, Thomas. Your tribute cloys in the same way that a genuine Rossetti does.

jim The PoetBay support member heart!
This series is such fun, well done.

I have so many poets I'd like to see do your dance.

D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
Well! This may be a parody, but such skill in it's execution denotes a lucid talent.....methinks!