Treasure Island

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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  • 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

  • Nsisong Bassey (8/13/2012 2:17:00 PM)

    Simple, Short sweet. A gem.
    Ps: Please read my poem naked and tell me what you think, i ll return the favor. (Report) Reply

  • H. Reese (7/5/2012 11:33:00 AM)

    Our dreams help us drive forward, the goal on the horizon. But we can not lose ourselves to those dreams. Otherwise we miss our own life; Go to Google, search The Truth Contest, click the first result, begin reading The Present (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel (5/27/2012 4:11:00 PM)

    Salute to Hughes who conveys great, 'saving' concepts! I will not dissapoint, Hughes. For every course will I cling to a dream for when it leaps off, sanity leaps off and life becomes sound and fury signifying nothing. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Bulfin (5/20/2012 6:46:00 PM)

    A suuccinct, well-shaped poem which applies to the human spirit at any and all ages. (Report) Reply

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