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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  • 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

  • Isaac Lyman (2/25/2009 1:52:00 PM)

    This is a nice poem. I don't agree with its belief that dreams make life beautiful; I've seen many beautiful realities and hope to see many more. I respect Langston Hughes' opinion, however. (Report) Reply

  • Ghanem Boutheina (biskra University) (1/26/2009 2:08:00 PM)

    'Dreams' is a great poem in spite of its shortness. Hughes used the right blend of simplicity and depth. When you read it you feel that everything is possible with dreams. Personally, I think that living without dreaming is similar to murder an innocent person. So be a dreamer now it is not late, because in the depths of despair you have nothing except dreams, and no one can kill them since they are parts of us.
    Martin Luther King was a dreamer when he said: 'I have a dream' but his dream becomes a reality with the election of MR Obama. Achieving a dream is something possible if you trust God, yourself and work hardly. (Report) Reply

  • Bouabdallah Sabah (biskra University) (1/26/2009 1:35:00 PM)

    Peace be upon you

    Life is a non-stop battle and our dreams are the peaceful weapons we hold to triumph. I do believe that whenever I have a dream, no matter the encumbers that block my way, I'm sure, with God Providence, I'll defeat them and realize my dream. Because of that, I'm always blamed by my sister that I'm a 'dreamer' and seeing 'la vie en rose'. Going back to Hugues' poem, it definitely gives the reader a strong push forward to make his dreams come true. Brief poem, but it carries deep meanings. Hugues teaches rather than preaches: to hold on our dreams and Never Surrender. Because when our dreams perish our life never flourish
    Nice poem

    Here bellow is my personal modification for the 'Dreams' poem

    Hold fast to dreams
    Fro when dreams wither
    Life is a flying trees' leaves
    That can never be together
    Hold fast to dreams
    For when dreams go to hell
    Life has nothing to tell
    And it turns to be a squalid cell (prison) (Report) Reply

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