Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dreams - Poem by 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.


Comments about Dreams by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie - 272 Points Gauri Sharma (6/26/2015 7:54:00 AM)

    the poet leaves a great impact on the readers and i think the poem has reality in it...it encourages and everything is taken in a positive manner by the poet. its really really worth to be at #10 off 500 poems (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 425 Points Madhabi Banerjee (6/16/2015 1:52:00 PM)

    short but deep thought (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 80 Points Gaurangi Vyas (6/12/2015 7:09:00 AM)

    a short poem with so intensifying deep thoughts! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Roger Roth (6/8/2015 4:51:00 PM)

    There are about 30 million people in the world today who have been forced out of their homes by political and religious strife. This is not how humans are meant to exist. A poet can exhort people to hold onto their dreams but, now there are 30 million whose dreams have been stolen by sociopaths. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 168 Points Khaoula Basty (6/2/2015 12:08:00 AM)

    Dreams balance our life with love and affection (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 692 Points Bakuli Bhakali (5/30/2015 6:20:00 PM)

    Wonderfully expressed within few words! Our hope and dreams keep us alive. We always live in dream of something better! They're our strength, our driving force that make us keep moving. They are as important to us wings to birds. The day we will lose it we will be paralysed... And our condition will be like the bird with no wings.
    Dreams make our life warm and fruitful. So, we should hold fast to our dreams. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 169 Points Ashek Sarker (5/25/2015 12:41:00 PM)

    so much said with so few words! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie keith denton (5/15/2015 10:51:00 AM)

    I like that poem because it said believe in your dreams no if it seems impossible. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 4,281 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (5/11/2015 3:12:00 PM)

    Wonderfully worded. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,477 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (5/3/2015 12:53:00 AM)

    I love this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 167 Points Aira Lopez (5/1/2015 5:36:00 AM)

    Just little words but have big meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Saraswathy Amma Mannayath Raman (4/2/2015 10:36:00 PM)

    nice and strong words with bit pain within (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 99 Points Anila Nair (3/28/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    How can i post my poem here? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 99 Points Anila Nair (3/28/2015 3:26:00 AM)

    How can I postmy poem here? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cassie Wang (2/3/2015 11:19:00 PM)

    Where can I find the video of the poem ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Rainbow Pony5 Sister Maude Bae (2/2/2015 8:26:00 AM)

    dreams should die just like you! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Already Reported Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,231 Points Charity Nduhiu (1/16/2015 7:45:00 AM)

    Very very true we should hold on to dreams. Short and nice (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 761 Points Leloudia Migdali (12/27/2014 12:53:00 PM)

    No one can live without dreams! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 13,747 Points Rajnish Manga (12/13/2014 10:17:00 AM)

    Dreams are the basis of all exploration inside as well as outside. Whatever the man has achieved, the starting point, invariably were dreams. Great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 67 Points Barnicalboy Mermaidman (12/11/2014 9:43:00 AM)

    dream me like whip cream oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhh (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, December 19, 2014


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