A Taste bud’s Sweet, Bitter, Sour, Spicy

March 12, 2010
By AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Sweetness is not only in India’s “lassi”,
But also in receiving an extra warm quilt when it is 50 degrees out from the one you love
And the feeling you sense when a baby shows off his toothless grin

Bitterness is not only in South American’s “mate”,
But also in feeling wrongfully accused and therefore injustice
And the quality of a lonesome grouchy old lady who lives alone with nine cats

Sourness is not only in the Australian “Bush Lemon Tree”
But also in seeing an injured, helpless baby kitten meowing for its mom
And the feeling when you are just having one of those days

Spiciness is not only in China’s “Mapo Tofu”,
But also in possessing a snappy attitude
And the chemistry energetic and beautiful dancers experience

The author's comments:
Notes:
1)
A lassi is a sweet, cold Indian drink that consists of buttermilk that is sweetened and flavored with rose, mango, or served plain.

2)
A mate is a South American drink that is prepared from extracting dried leaves of yerba mate (a plant) and placing them into hot water.

3)
The Australian Bush Tree Lemon is sour and has a true lemon flavor.

4)
China’s Mapo Tofu is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce and minced meat.







Notes:
1)
A lassi is a sweet, cold Indian drink that consists of buttermilk that is sweetened and flavored with rose, mango, or served plain.

2)
A mate is a South American drink that is prepared from extracting dried leaves of yerba mate (a plant) and placing them into hot water.

3)
The Australian Bush Tree Lemon is sour and has a true lemon flavor.

4)
China’s Mapo Tofu is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce and minced meat.







Notes:
1)
A lassi is a sweet, cold Indian drink that consists of buttermilk that is sweetened and flavored with rose, mango, or served plain.

2)
A mate is a South American drink that is prepared from extracting dried leaves of yerba mate (a plant) and placing them into hot water.

3)
The Australian Bush Tree Lemon is sour and has a true lemon flavor.

4)
China’s Mapo Tofu is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce and minced meat.

Notes:
1)
A lassi is a sweet, cold Indian drink that consists of buttermilk that is sweetened and flavored with rose, mango, or served plain.

2)
A mate is a South American drink that is prepared from extracting dried leaves of yerba mate (a plant) and placing them into hot water.

3)
The Australian Bush Tree Lemon is sour and has a true lemon flavor.

4)
China’s Mapo Tofu is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce and minced meat.

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on Apr. 2 2010 at 2:06 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thanks, please check my other stuff out.

thumbelina said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 6:14 pm
This is a pretty cool poem and is different in that it combines foods from different cultures....you make me hungry!

on Mar. 31 2010 at 3:14 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for being honest, yes, I do agree that line is cliche!

cocobaby88 said...
on Mar. 31 2010 at 9:46 am
I think that this is an interesting piece, but some lines could have been a bit more unique. F0r example the old lady with nine cats is something that is very familiar. But this was a nice idea.

on Mar. 30 2010 at 4:49 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thanks, I'm happy to hear this.

on Mar. 30 2010 at 4:48 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you, check out my other stuff!

on Mar. 30 2010 at 12:17 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for your comment!

Huangdi said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 11:32 am

Excellent piece of writing. Very enjoyable.

 


mimo said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 10:31 am
loved how you described every feeling to something edible, makes me want to go out and try all the flavors.

on Mar. 29 2010 at 6:42 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you, check out my other poems.

on Mar. 29 2010 at 6:42 pm
AshleyEWong PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you for youor comment!

M.Tewlo said...
on Mar. 29 2010 at 2:07 pm
good creative lines 

slapjack231 said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 8:38 pm
this poem is pretty good. I also appreciated the little note  you added to explain what each food was. Creative idea!

L.F.iscol said...
on Mar. 28 2010 at 5:53 pm
Very descriptive on describing the four flavors. you can almost taste it.....

on Mar. 28 2010 at 4:18 pm
What a cool poem. I really enjoyed the multi-cultural input.


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