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

  • (8/26/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    This poem is the motto for my life, it motivates me to work hard. I'd never want a life as a broken winged bird or a barren field of snow. (Report) Reply

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  • Aziz Alkaabi (8/14/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    He always surprise this guy.
    The first time I knew of him was on that beautiful, the crows they killed TV station, Aramco.
    I bought his books in Washington and studied him further and still he surprises me.
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  • (7/5/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    This poem possesses great imagery which is why it is one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • (7/3/2009 8:04:00 AM)

    failures are my faithful companions..
    wherever i go, whatever i do.....they accompany me.
    but still am going, still am doing
    'cuz still i dream, dream a lot.
    still i hop, hop a lot.
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  • (6/11/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    Hi; 'Dreams' is a wonderful poem because it attaches very important subject.In this beautiful poem the poet is trying to convey a clear message asking every person not to give up dreaming because when there is a dream there is a hope and the hope is the only thing that is left to us in a bad time (Report) Reply

  • (6/10/2009 4:10:00 AM)

    when you read the poem u feel as if some one telling u dream because evry one needs to dream, thhis give u will, hope, and the believe that good times are comingso never gave up or stop dreaming, if u believe in some thing u will reach it
    , let us dream
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  • (6/9/2009 9:28:00 AM)

    when i read this poem i thaught that hughes was writing for me not for anyone else coz everything he tolked about is relating to me and to my happiness, it was really golden moments to feel my self survive and flying higher and higher on the heavenskies next to angels of my lord, further of sadness's holes, , thanks hughes. (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2009 7:41:00 AM)

    DREAMS easy to spell dificult to realise, with Hughes at least i have something to live for which make me stronger and hopeful in this hard life (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    Dream makes me as a dove flying in the sky, as a butterfly on flowers. If some one has no dream, he will have no meaning in his life, he lose every thing which expresses happiness because dream makes you on the top of happiness for that I really like that poem. (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2009 1:41:00 PM)

    Hi, of course I like dreams because simply it is the way of make you happy, good and motivated to continue your life and can smile one again. (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2009 5:04:00 AM)

    Non-stop dreams, this is what i learned from Hughes 'DREAMS'.Things happen to you without even dreaming of, in a sense, are meaningless; dreams make you taste and enjoy those achievements. (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2009 4:24:00 AM)

    I really love this poem because it talks about an important subject which is related to all the people over the world; and also the poet used very simple and clear words as well as a good and attractive style. concerning the subject 'Dream ', i am agree with the poet that without dreams life is without meaning we can never give up on dreams because dreams mean our existence.So, we should always dream dream, and dream. (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2009 8:49:00 AM)

    it is a very interesting poem, it gave us hope in this life.because whenever there is dream, there is new chance for living. (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2009 6:00:00 AM)

    it is a very interesting poem, it gives us more hope with simple words.. (Report) Reply

  • (5/30/2009 4:12:00 PM)

    this is a great poem that i really like so much for the reason that it makes me consider that life without dreams is incredible one (Report) Reply

  • (5/29/2009 5:50:00 AM)

    accordinto what we study by the lecture of dreams, I observe that this poem is very amazing because it expresses intersting topic in our life. that's lead this poem created a special mood and includes a lot of meanings (Report) Reply

  • (5/28/2009 12:04:00 PM)

    hello, i really enjoyed to this poem which is written by a well known poet Langston hughes. the poem deals with with the feeling of optimism that is suddenly motivated. this theme is derived from the name of the poem'dreams' because a dream is an essential thing in the life and without it we can't continue our lives. the poet describs the life as a broken winged we see the poet has succeeded inorder to what he wants to send to his readers. he persuades every body to trust their dream. (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    Hello every body, (especially the 4 th year students)

    Dreams! can any body give me the exact definition of this word? Of course not (I mean may be) , dream has a very vast meaning and it depends from a person to another and from vision to an other one.
    Langston try the simplify as he can using a very simple language and easy combinations without missing the point which make the poem reachable linguistically and emotionally.
    When you speak about dreams it’s like you are entering a mysterious and fascinating world where the rules of reality do not apply.. By understanding your dreams and being convinced, you will gain a better perspective on your life.
    I realise that my dreams are unique. No other individual can have my background, my emotions, or my experiences. Every dream is connected with my own 'reality'. Thus, it is important to draw from your dreams your personal life and experiences. We have to believe on our selfs then dreams come true.
    Remember that a dream unifies the body, mind, and spirit. It provides us with insight into ourselves and a means for self-exploration. In planing your dreams, you will have a better understanding and discovery of your true self try to be always optimist and see the life from the right angle. So stay awhile - explore, discover, have fun, make friends, and find out what's in YOUR dream? !
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  • (5/27/2009 8:11:00 AM)

    Hello; I think that' dreams ' is the best poem that I've read because I really approciate the poet's vision about the value of dreams in our life.I think that a person can't be an effective person without dreams because the future belongs only to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.My advice to every person is to keep on dreaming forever and to trust in their dreams because as you start to persue a dream your life wakes up. (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2009 3:39:00 AM)

    This poem is beautiful deals with universal meanings, giving hope and continuty of life. dreams are every ones property, stick to them and be happy with your life.
    thanks alot.
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