Make Time for Poetry!


03Looking forward to Love and Other Strangers with the students and faculty of ASA College in Manhattan. Readings will include Shakespearean sonnets in Russian, a selection from “Viente Poemas de Amor” by Chilean poet Pablo Neruda, a group recitation of “Giving Tree” and many original poetic passages by both our English Composition and ESL writers.

Today’s event will be between 3-5 in Room 935 at the Herald Square campus. Feel free to listen, read, stay for refreshments or just pop in to share a few literary minutes with us.



  • emerwin77

    To lose a friend in your youth– unbearable. It’s not just the grief, but the loss of all the possibilities.

    The poem itself is a tribute and I must say, I do like beer and whiskey poems. Like all writing re-Vision is essential. In this case, the blow is an irregular verb. I know “blew” throws off your rhyme scheme, but you can come up with an alternative– consider 2 syllable words as well and you have a wider range of choices.

    I admire your creative spirit– keep letting it out of the box to ramble around, one of life’s great pleasures! All the best to you, Basanta!

  • You Jin Suh

    I like this poem because this is how I feel, too.

    If thou must love me… (Sonnet 14)

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning, 1806 – 1861

    If thou must love me, let it be for nought
    Except for love’s sake only. Do not say,
    “I love her for her smile—her look—her way
    Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought
    That falls in well with mine, and certes brought
    A sense of pleasant ease on such a day”—
    For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may
    Be changed, or change for thee—and love, so wrought,
    May be unwrought so. Neither love me for
    Thine own dear pity’s wiping my cheeks dry:
    A creature might forget to weep, who bore
    Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!
    But love me for love’s sake, that evermore
    Thou mayst love on, through love’s eternity.

  • Sinnamon Flowers

    staying in school just to remain cool
    study, eat, and sleep, dont be a fool
    getting an education, number one rule
    be prepared, pen and book, the main tools
    no playing, no cutting class, no beach or pools
    keep your mind on the prize, your future is in the schools.

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