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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dreams


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
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  • Moubarki Houssameddine (biskra University) (5/14/2009 3:55:00 PM)

    Hi, I find this poem the best one among those I've read, because it is the one which touch sentiments and the psychological side. Additionally, it is the one I find peace and just soft words as bird. The linkage between dreams and fly is very beautiful to encourage people to dream. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Abdallah Ougrine (5/13/2009 12:31:00 PM)

    Salame!
    When I read the comments of my mates, one by one and name by name, especially the names of the last fourth year students, I understood that the aim of these comments is not just to comment. It was done consciously or not that doesn’t matter, what is important is that these little names of the students are marked here as long as this space exists. May be one day some one will say, “ Oh may God! This is the name of my father or mother…, why not my teacher...”
    Langston wrote about dreams, using little words and few sentences, giving hope to those facing their harsh times, and burning a candle in the darkness of their life. The dream is the water we drink to survive, the medicine we get to cure and the future we want to rich. If we look far we go far but, if we stick looking under our feet we will end and no one will know that we existed.
    I came late to comment but, it was an opportunity for me.
    Thanks sir! As long as our names are written here! (Report) Reply

  • Djeffel Noura (5/13/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    I really inflounced by this poem, and also believe what it contains about dreams. I think dreams are the first step in our life. Always we need to dream, so we never stop deaming. (Report) Reply

  • Guessoum Fatima (5/13/2009 8:40:00 AM)

    A short poem with simple words.But it is very deep and meaningful.I realy like it, because it shows the important of dreams in our life and how we should work hardly to realize them and never give up whatever the obstacles that may face our dreams (Report) Reply

  • Warda Yakhlef (5/13/2009 8:32:00 AM)

    This poem is wonderful.Et is short and simple but a full of meanings and emotions.every one of us has dreams but each one has his goals to fulfil.Hughes invites his readerr to keep dreaming.dreams push us to go further because with them we feel happy, forget daily life problems and we would have adesire to llive and work to fulfile them (Report) Reply

  • Assadi Khadidja (5/13/2009 8:04:00 AM)

    This poem is very emothional to everybody needs hope. The poet gave us the full arguments to keep dreaming and he used the appropriate metaphore to draw the picture of our future if one day we stop dreaming.then, the poet used a universal theme to moutivate usand he used strength and meaningful words to gives any person that needs mental power for facing all the troubels in his life.So, accept the advice of the poet and keep dreaming without an end. (Report) Reply

  • Chahira Mokaddem (5/13/2009 4:43:00 AM)

    it is really a wonderful poem.langston hughes invites his readership to keep dreaming, because he considers life without dreams as meaningless life.when I read this poes everything my life changed, because this poem gives me hope, will to realize all my deams without hesitation. (Report) Reply

  • Fatiha Ben Chennouf (5/12/2009 4:08:00 PM)

    'Dreams' by L.Hughes is really the first poem that I find it profoundly impressing this effect is made by the fact that it makes as looking straight forward to our aims and at same time it provides us with the needed strength to make those dreams come true (Report) Reply

  • nothing over (4/27/2009 7:45:00 PM)

    I love this poem, very emotional...check out my poems for a similar emotional feel (Report) Reply

  • Amel Gherabli (4/27/2009 6:39:00 PM)

    Hi to everybody:
    This poem contains a meaning that everybody needs.It means strength, when there is pain.light when there is darkness and hope that we all should have.A hard experience doesn't mean to give up and lose ourselves.A dream comes each morning and each night(each moment) .whenever we think, it is a dream and whenever we live, there is a dream (Report) Reply

  • Amel Gherabli (4/27/2009 6:36:00 PM)

    Hi to everybody:
    This poem contains a meaning that everybody needs.It means strength, when there is pain.light when there is darkness and hope that we all should have.A hard experience doesn't mean to give up and lose ourselves.A dream comes each morning and each night(each moment) .whenever we think, it is a dream and whenever we live, there is a dream (Report) Reply

  • Amel Gherabli (4/27/2009 6:34:00 PM)

    Hi to everybody:
    This poem contains a meaning that everybody needs.It means strength, when there is pain.light when there is darkness and hope that we all should have.A hard experience doesn't mean to give up and lose ourselves.A dream comes each morning and each night(each moment) .whenever we think, it is a dream and whenever we live, there is a dream (Report) Reply

  • Awatif Aboubakar (4/20/2009 11:08:00 AM)

    The poem was amazing because it gives me some thing of hardness which means strength, intensity and beautiful in the same time.Faithfully, this poem is so admirable and marvelous and has a great and effective impact on the reader (Report) Reply

  • Jordan Taylor (4/2/2009 8:30:00 AM)

    this poem is heart feeling with so much emotion which is great for a poem. Also it has a feeling of peace in it which is heart warming i love this poem and it means something most imortantly to those who have dreams :) (Report) Reply

  • Samiha Ziane (3/13/2009 6:36:00 AM)

    I am also from the fans of this poem because it doesn't just let me dream, but it gives me plenty of energy and motivation to realize my dreams.Truly, this poem is very wonderful and tremondous and has a great impact upon its reader (Report) Reply

  • Houda Djouama (3/12/2009 4:51:00 AM)

    Simple but very nice and meaningful poem.Life can not be really life unless it is invaded by dreams which set me many steps forward on my path and offer me more hope for tomorrow. (Report) Reply

  • Habiba Hamidat (3/10/2009 5:58:00 AM)

    Hi, dreams by 'Langston Hughes' in simple word is a fantastic poem, I like it so, because it is short but with deep meaning and great impact upon us. I think no one could stop dreaming, if do simply die, cause the dreams are the soul of our life, the sun of our days and... (Report) Reply

  • Elaine Vazques (3/9/2009 11:14:00 PM)

    For if dreams die
    Life is a broken-winged bird
    That cannot fly.

    I think he is saying that without dreams life has no purpose or meaning just like a bird that can not fly someone without a dream cannot go anywhere they cannot fufill a purpose. I think he is just stateing his beliefe that dreams are an essiential in life.... its wonderful because its so much in so few words. =] (Report) Reply

  • Yasmina Benzida (3/2/2009 11:16:00 AM)

    We need dreams in our life like a heart needs beats. And this poem urges me to keep dreaming. So, thanks to Langston for this poem and what make it GREAT is its length and deeeeep meaning. (Report) Reply

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