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DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 8 | P.S. I LOVE PLATANOS

DR TRAVELOGUE | PART 8 | P.S. I LOVE PLATANOS

By Led Black

This is a poem I conceived while I was at the Resort feverishly fiending for some Dominican food.  It is a bit over the top with Shakespearian overtones but that is how I felt at the time.   

Platanos_1 I Love Platanos – An Ode to Platanos

Oh Platano, how we Dominicans love you
You are forever welcome at every Dominican table whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, entrée or dessert
You delight in all your incarnations; maduros, tostones, asado, mangu or mofongo
Can’t forget the pastellon or the platano con azucar or any of your many variations
I even had a fresh off the boat cousin who made Platano juice,
Umm umm umm, Delicioso
Your versatility never ceases to amaze.

Oh Platano, how we Dominicans love you
You are the constant companion, the faithful friend of all Dominicans
Without you, rice, beans & meat is just rice, beans & meat
Who would eat Salchichon without your accompaniment?
You are the muse of all Dominicans mothers

Oh Platano, how we Dominicans love you
Woe be to those who refer to you as green Bananas
That borders on being racist
Bananas are bananas and platanos are platanos
I’m also not too fond of the term Plantain
Words tend to lose meaning when they become anglicized

Long Live Platanos!!!

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  1. Reply

    Dude…I’m sittting here 3 feet away from R…reading this, actually, I haven’t started reading and I already think you rock…

    Much love.

  2. Reply
    Yahaira

    I loved all 8 parts but this one wins the prize! Thank you for making me homesick!

  3. Reply
    Cindy

    You have my dying over here….LOL…LOL…LOL this is the best thing i’ve read in a long time….. My face STILL hurts from laughing so hard!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Reply
    DRNYChula

    Why am I hungry all of a sudden???

  5. Reply
    jesse tomas

    que vaina I’m about to have some tostones in five minutes beautiful post.

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