Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dreams


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
........................
........................
read full text »


Do you like this poem?
611 person liked.
86 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Comments about this poem (Dreams by Langston Hughes )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gold Star - 10,878 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (4/2/2014 4:15:00 AM)

    An absolute truth that the poet said in this poem. It is the dreams that makes us so happy in our sleep stage where our unfulfilled dreams and unseen friends and gone friends comes in pictures in mind. So much true statement stated in a small poem is really fascinating and therefore I like this poem in its correct senses. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kepa Gadu (3/25/2014 4:26:00 PM)

    My Uncle Tyler got an awesome 6 month old Subaru Tribeca SUV just by some part time working online from home... this link http: //tr.im/4zzny (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Damo Geka (3/8/2014 12:39:00 PM)

    like Phillip implied I am impressed that a person can get paid $8682 in 4 weeks on the internet. website here http: //www.mac22.com (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 68 Points Aayush Pandey (2/24/2014 8:01:00 AM)

    Nothing is greater and powerful than your dreams. Follow your dreams, be what you are meant to be. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Luna Hamltin (2/10/2014 12:35:00 PM)

    Hold fast to dreams you dreamers. Hold fast to your dreams. for if dreams die life is a baron field covered with snow. Hold fast to dreams. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lauren Rosina (2/5/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    So true. If we didn't have dream's to try and make come true there would be nothing to look forward to, no where to go to, truly like a bird without flight and a frozen field that nothing can live on. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nikolai Morskoi (2/1/2014 9:30:00 PM)

    Could our dreams be possibly interpreted as that which we lack? Some sort of future state we wish to live in that we currently do not? We should all be content with our present no matter how difficult it may be. Because dreams do come true, and what I mean by that is we do sometimes get what we wish for. What then? ? We pursue our dreams so life may be a broken-winged bird once we realize our dream? Does anyone else get what i'm saying? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rob Wood (1/25/2014 8:26:00 AM)

    I'm all in favour of dreams. But can life without dreams be like a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, as well as a barren field frozen with snow, all within the space of so few words? Short, but not all that sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Tatum (1/5/2014 12:33:00 AM)

    Hold fast to your dreams, and do everything you can to realize them...such a simple, profound short poem by the great Langston Hughes...inspiring! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Philip Holdredge (12/7/2013 5:59:00 PM)

    Be still and awaken to the dream of who you are. Other dreams come and go like so much fluff blowing in the wind. (Report) Reply

New Poems

  1. It Really Ain't So Bad.... In Hell ......., Bri Edwards
  2. Crushed Cookies...... [HUMOR; SHORT; re.., Bri Edwards
  3. Where Did Mommy Go, Stephen Morris Jr
  4. me sisters dog, lee fones
  5. On Cold Grey Mountain, John Martinez
  6. I KNEW LOVE, SHARON YAKOWA
  7. I'm Still Here, Stephen Morris Jr
  8. tramp, lee fones
  9. Leaves On The Grass, Poetic Lilly Emery
  10. Thought Process, Mitta Xinindlu

Poem of the Day

poet Joseph Addison

Salve magna parens frugum Saturnia tellus,
Magna virûm! tibi res antiquæ laudis et artis
Aggredior, sanctos ausus recludere fontes.
Virg. Geor. 2.

...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  3. A Bright Glow, Joyce Hemsley
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. If, Rudyard Kipling
  6. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  7. A Very Short Song, Dorothy Parker
  8. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love .., Pablo Neruda
  9. Love's Philosophy, Percy Bysshe Shelley
  10. No Man Is An Island, John Donne

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]