Robson Street is so fantastic.
It always makes me want to skip.
And kick my heels up -
For a bit.
Nothing drastic - or gymnastic.
Just a Trip-
Then again -
I'm rather spastic.
And really could
Just up and trip.
At my age, I could break a hip.
"Tripping the Light Fantastic" means to dance nimbly or lightly. It is generally attributed to Milton's poem L'Allegro, but a similar phase was used by Shakespeare in The Tempest. It became popular in the song Sidewalks of New York in 1894. And in 1967 the group Procol Harum included a play on the phrase in their song Whiter Shade of Pale: we skipped the light fantango.
photo: Robson Street Banner - W. Bourke
© 2012 Wendy Bourke