Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Comments about Langston Hughes

  • Rookie Elakhdari Souad (5/14/2009 2:04:00 AM)

    the poem dreams is written by HUGHES.
    It treas great theme.any one cann't alive withought dream. it motive you to realize what your want.the poem is written with simple and clear is world wide message.

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  • Rookie Belgacem Gherbi (3/9/2009 5:17:00 AM)

    I find Hughes' words very righteous because without dreams life is nonsense.No dreams implies no hope and imbitions in life.Wen we dream, we taste hope in life.So, let's have more dreams in life full of hope and prosperity.

  • Rookie Lu Wenchao (11/1/2008 10:41:00 PM)

    Your poem dream is very short, but it tell us something very true in our life.In some sense, the dream is more ture and more important than the reality, because it can bring the happiness to us.Compared with the pleasure the outside material gives us, this kind of spirit happiness is more deeper and more longer.This reminds me one of poem written by Yeats.In the poem, the king want to escape the wealth belonging to him, and find a very thin dreamer.The king complained that everything belongs to him in his country but ironically he himself did not belong to himself.He lacked the real life in the inner heart.And the thin and poor dreamer gives him some bags of dreams, and the king begin to feel content then.This story told us the power of dream.They are fragile and false in the appearance, but they are also the most powerful and true in our life.So we can not live without dream.Socrates once said, the unexamined life is not worth living.And we can also say, the life without dream is not worth living.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,902 Points p.a. noushad (7/14/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    the touch of reality which is in your poems.

  • Rookie Boutheina Amri (4/14/2008 3:22:00 PM)

    Simple things are always the most pleasant.I read this poem many times and I think it is written beautifully because we seldom come across a poem that marries simplicity in form with depth in meaning. It is the kind of poems that speak to the minds and tingle the hearts with a mild tone of sorrow.

  • Rookie Maryan Jonas (2/27/2008 11:35:00 PM)

    Beautiful. Simply beautiful. No one can ever change the words in this poem because it is simply AHMZNG♥

  • Rookie Indigo Hawkins (2/15/2008 4:36:00 PM)

    'Refugee in America' has such a resonant quality. It's one of my favorites.

  • Rookie Mo. (6/5/2007 5:15:00 PM)

    ''The Poet Man! ''

  • Rookie Delilah Miller (12/7/2006 6:59:00 PM)

    Hughes makes the world real. We can talk about stratification or xenophobia all we want but we'll never really know how it feels. And I think he bring something to us in his poetry. And I certainly adore that about him

  • Rookie Betsy Boggle (5/22/2006 12:54:00 PM)

    I read Hughes's poem 'Snail' when I feel like noone knows who I am and it makes me feel so much better. I also like his poem 'Little Green Tree' because it makes life seem so much more fun! Thank-you for being so good to me Hughes.

Best Poem of Langston Hughes


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Read the full of Dreams

Dream Variations

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-
That is my dream!

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