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(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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  • Asma Cheriet (4/17/2008 11:55:00 AM)

    I love this poem because i already have the conviction that if you have a dream, a realistic one, you can with time and by all means realize it, of course if you really want it to come true. What is life without dreams? It is a hopeless life. If you do not dream, you have no goals and objectives; if you have no goals, you have nothing to realize in your life, and if you have nothing to do in your life, you are like a non-existent or a dead person. You do not want to be considered as being dead? So, start dreaming; IT IS NEVER TOO LATE.

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  • Abdelhak Chenini (4/14/2008 5:26:00 PM)

    The simplicity of the poem makes it great. I like it because the simple words touch deeply. Hughes in this poem shows how dreams give life. Anyone has dreams, and working for realizing those dreams means making a life, building a future... but if there are no dreams, imagine how meaningless our life would be! ! !

  • Boutheina Amri (4/14/2008 4:59:00 PM)

    Simple things are always the most pleasant.I read this poem many times and I think it is written beautifully because we seldom come across a poem that marries simplicity in form with depth in meaning. It is the kind of poems that speak to the minds and tingle the hearts with a mild tone of sorrow.

  • Gregory Collins (3/1/2008 4:29:00 AM)

    i would just like to be his typewriter for a few years, no harm if some of it is lost

  • Coll B. Lue (2/27/2008 5:35:00 PM)

    A short poem yet the effects created with a tinge of the 'life experience' reflections makes this a powerfully emotive poem.

  • Jo Matibag (2/21/2008 1:47:00 AM)

    i really like this! more power!

  • Malini Kadir (2/20/2008 11:58:00 PM)

    how true.....indeed...perhaps that is what keeps all life going......

  • Nomi Mas (2/8/2008 1:21:00 AM)

    indeed

  • Rob Snively (2/5/2008 10:31:00 AM)

    the realisim in this poem is phenomenal

  • Katherine Wiley (1/22/2008 3:14:00 AM)

    I really liked this poem, and also believe what he says about dreams. I think dreams are the most important thing in poetry writing. Kate

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