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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Topic of this poem: dreams

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8.3 / 10 ( 1,481 votes )


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  • Rookie 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

    47 person liked.
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  • Rookie Nihoulu Lee (6/12/2012 9:53:00 AM)

    This poem is a disgrace. I think it honestly sucks arse! I'm actually asian. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jann Rau (6/4/2012 12:51:00 AM)

    Never a truer word spoken or written as the case may be. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (5/23/2012 7:52:00 AM)

    Great poem. This is a great instruction (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,555 Points Godfrey Morris (5/15/2012 4:50:00 PM)

    This poem is so short but in its length describes life in its fullness. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Miss Darkness (5/15/2012 1:31:00 PM)

    umm it's too short.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pauline Anderson (5/9/2012 10:20:00 PM)

    That's exactly how I interpret my way if thinking. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Hot Sissyqueen (5/7/2012 5:18:00 PM)

    Screw you @Maddie! If your sister is sooo great why isnt she a renowed poet? Dumb b! tCH (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Anele The_african_son Potelwa (umbhali_wasembo) (5/5/2012 11:53:00 PM)

    I really admire this phenomenal writter, he lives in his poems, I can't stop but read this write

    The_African_Son (Report) Reply

  • Rookie James Canelove (4/9/2012 9:57:00 PM)

    You've got to check this kid out! http: //www.poemhunter.com/jeremy-m-dreher/ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Resh V (4/4/2012 8:23:00 PM)

    He wrote this poem in 1926. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Resh V (4/4/2012 8:21:00 PM)

    He wrote this in 1926. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Resh V (4/4/2012 8:20:00 PM)

    When did he write this poem? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maddie Smith (4/3/2012 2:26:00 PM)

    I dont mean to offend anybody, but I don't like this poem at all. Yes, the meaning behind it is slightly inspiring. The words themselves, however, are too simple and childish. The rhyming sounds forced and I'm certain my 11 year old sister could have thought up this poem. not to say I don't like Langston Hughes; some of his poems are good. But this is not one of them. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vincent irwanto (3/23/2012 11:44:00 PM)

    Lovely, a poem regarding vulnerability of life it self (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chaim Lebor (2/27/2012 6:15:00 PM)

    Hi, I had to analyze this song in my English studies
    any way I had composed the poem
    Love and peace

    Chaim from Israel.

    http: //soundcloud.com/clebor/dream-langston-hughes (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jasmine Jones (2/27/2012 2:11:00 PM)

    This is my very first poem that I've read by Langston Hughes and I still love it even though I first read it in 3rd grade and I'm already in highschool! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mohit Soni (2/25/2012 7:50:00 AM)

    i love dis too much! (Report) Reply



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