what has a great undeniable poet been
but a crystal-clear pool
where a people discover their perfect
What has he been
but a deep garden
where all men recognize themselves
but the chord of a boundless guitar
where the fingers of the people play
their simple, their own, their strong and
true, innumerable song?”
~Pedro MirPoet Laureate of Dominican Republic
Check out the books on display in the Jr. High Library:
Jr High Library Country Profile page: Dominican Republic
CIA World Factbook
Music of the Dominican Republic
Utah Online Library
Did You Know?
- The Dominican Republic has the highest mountain peak in the Caribbean.
- In 1586, the British pirate Sir Francis Drake briefly occupied the city of Santo Domingo before collecting a ransom in exchange for its return to Spanish rule.
- In the Dominican Republic, wrinkling one’s nose indicates one does not understand.
- Habichuelas con dulce, a dessert similar to rice pudding but made with red beans, is popular at Easter.
“Dominican Republic.” CultureGrams Online Edition, ProQuest, 2019, online.culturegrams.com/world/world_country.php?cid=44&cn=Dominican_Republic. Accessed 11 September 2019.