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
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Comments about Dreams by Langston Hughes

  • Rookie - 28 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

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  • 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 - 2 Points Jen Adams (1/21/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    DREAMS are the only things that make me sleep longer (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Victoria Keret (1/20/2014 1:45:00 PM)

    Dreams are what keep us alive and sane (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Parth Mahida (1/16/2014 1:48:00 AM)

    dreams are the only thing tht
    mKES ME LIVE... (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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,921 Points Babatunde Aremu (11/14/2013 1:49:00 AM)

    This is simply fantastic and educative (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 536 Points Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/29/2013 5:47:00 AM)

    Dreams are all we have
    When life becomes a bit dreary
    And in those moments we live
    Even if we be called quite sleepy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fado Kama (9/5/2013 12:52:00 PM)

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  • Rookie John Tatum (8/21/2013 11:40:00 PM)

    Write about this poem...it's flow, it's voice....comment on this. Just do it...as Nike would so cleverly self promote. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie John Tatum (8/21/2013 11:38:00 PM)

    Yes, I have a dream that the poets on this site will comment on Langston's poem and not try to get folks
    to read their own stuff...self promotion is not appropriate here. Take a little time to absorb the inspiration and
    skills of your betters first. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jeryn Bean (8/3/2013 12:13:00 AM)

    I write poems from the heart, so they're not silly or anything like that. they are deep, And somber. If you like them or rate them, its up to you. All i ask is that you give them a chance. Please check out my poems. And let me know what you think if you want. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 278 Points Jack Growden (8/2/2013 3:05:00 AM)

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  • Rookie Duta Basi (7/28/2013 4:35:00 PM)

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  • Rookie Takiyah Woods (7/16/2013 6:10:00 PM)

    I love this poem. He was such a beautiful and talented writer. I agree his spirit truly lives on in his poems. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Phillips (6/23/2013 12:48:00 PM)

    Majida, Langston Hughes is a famous and beloved poet who passed away nearly 50 years ago. I doubt he will respond or write any new poems, but he lives on forever in the amazing poems he did leave us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eliza Burgess (6/20/2013 2:51:00 PM)

    just before I looked at the receipt which said $9918, I didnt believe that...my... mother in law realey bringing in money parttime from there pretty old laptop.. there aunts neighbour haz done this 4 only twenty three months and recently repaid the dept on their appartment and got a great new Mazda MX-5. go to, kep2.com (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 47 Points Karen Gonzalez-videla (6/17/2013 5:19:00 PM)

    This poem is one of those that have few words but say a lot. It is written with much thought. Liked it :) (Report) Reply










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