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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  • Majida Abdul Latif (6/7/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    you have touched thhe very most important thing to the soul whcih is dreams our dreams that keeps us going i loved your poem its short but it held every true thought and believe it was amazing keep going i am waiting for the best (Report) Reply

  • Celia Waters (4/17/2013 9:55:00 PM)

    In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
    - Goethe

    This is what I think of with this poem. Even if dreaming and hoping leads to nothing in the end, dreaming will still keep us motivated. An unmotivated life is an unhappy life. (Report) Reply

  • Pradeesh Kumar (12/23/2012 6:39:00 AM)

    Even this poem appears short it contains an inspiring message.These simple words really ignite hope in our
    mind, fill courage in our soul, awake our capabilities. Each time I read it, it truly uplifts my confidence and
    faith on myself. It calls for energize our self with realistic dreams and unleash our potential to conquer
    our world. It is like a candle light for desperate and broken minds. (Report) Reply

  • Alexandra Haddad (12/14/2012 8:15:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem. The poet didn't try to be sensitive or dramatic, like most do. Sharp and sweet, not too lengthy. Got his idea across. (Report) Reply

  • Aditi Ks (11/9/2012 6:38:00 PM)

    It's astonishing how he says so much, inspires so many, with so less. Like a precious gem. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (10/20/2012 9:47:00 AM)

    I fully agree with Wini. A great poet acts with brevity rather than to waste reems of paper to explain the basics of life - his as well as ours. Anybody can draw inspiration from this tiny poem. (Report) Reply

  • Wini Jose (9/23/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    Why to write paragraphs about ones ambition and passion, this great man here as told everything one should know about dreams in about 7-8 short, beautiful and inspiring lines. (Report) Reply

  • Bruno Okal (8/26/2012 11:54:00 PM)

    Langston, u wrote this piece especially for me. I have soared above the storms, have trodden in the searing deserts: the fueling force being this poem... For when dreams die, men r like soulless creatures... (Report) Reply

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