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.

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams

Comments about Dreams by Langston Hughes

  • (2/12/2017 3:54:00 AM)

    Fourth line is superfluous, only making up the rhyme. Not that deep, as it happens, Try john Keats instead. (Report) Reply

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  • (2/1/2017 6:42:00 AM)

    Simply superb poem with great depth. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2017 5:15:00 AM)

    good! ! ! ! when we stop dreaming, we stop breathing. life is meaningful when it has a sense of worth living. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/26/2017 11:16:00 AM)

    A nice poem written in an octave stanza.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
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  • (1/10/2017 11:30:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    tom allport
    in dreams each other know (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2016 6:45:00 AM)

    Dreams by Langston Hughes
    Wow this poem really hit me. This is how I feel just now. I have been through some really hard times over the last few years and my dreams and even hope feels lost to me, suffocated and snubbed out by my life experiences. Life is a barren field That is where I am. It is only as I get older that I have begun to truly appreciate and comprehend the soul of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Prem Katoch (11/24/2016 10:20:00 PM)

    Some one said when the dreams end there is no more greatness. (Report) Reply

  • (11/22/2016 7:02:00 PM)

    (Dreams - Poem by Langston Hughes.) **A short and simple yet powerful piece of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Nikki Jo (10/29/2016 9:21:00 AM)

    Our dreams - d only thing worth living for !!! (Report) Reply

  • Neptune Barman (10/22/2016 10:04:00 PM)

    Dream is never small or big..Dream is worthy..A life without dream is like a house but not home an animal but not a human...Dream is the candle that directs us with its light even in darkness on our life (Report) Reply

  • (9/16/2016 11:27:00 AM)

    My favorite poem out of all of them I will be a poet like him I even have his name (Report) Reply

  • (9/12/2016 6:55:00 AM)

    good message, once dreams die, the individual dies (Report) Reply

  • Choolwe Muyaba (8/29/2016 1:37:00 PM)

    dreams....its a pretty short piece but on point (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2016 6:15:00 AM)

    so amazing and very well-written! (Report) Reply

  • F.d. Poetry (8/15/2016 10:13:00 PM)

    Classic, clean, simple, and sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Igwilo Vincent Somto (7/28/2016 8:05:00 AM)

    This poem really got me thinking, dream is life (Report) Reply

  • Ans Maria Xavier (7/25/2016 6:44:00 AM)

    Inspiring poem (Report) Reply

  • Istabraq Al Ahmadi (7/21/2016 4:37:00 AM)

    Very touchy and catchy! (Report) Reply

  • Cris Ben (7/15/2016 10:21:00 AM)

    this poem i must say has affected much about my attitude towards reaching my dream. i have to give up on the chance of finding love though. well, like what other folks say, reach your dream, find your self-worth and purpose and feel complete and love follows. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, December 19, 2014

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