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(s) of this poem: dreams

Comments about Dreams by Langston Hughes

  • Hanane Bendakha (5/20/2009 3:38:00 AM)

    This poem talk about dreams which is to draw to your self hopes with imagination, your life without dreaming is like you walk without seeing.So you must dream and try even if you fail, It makes new hopes, new energy in new day. (Report) Reply

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  • Ahlem Laib (5/19/2009 11:46:00 AM)

    Ithink that dreams is one of the best poems that I've read in my life because it let a great impression on me.really as the poet said 'life without dreams as a bird without wings' this means that life without dreams as life without hope, so my brother dream to prove your existence. (Report) Reply

  • Ejaz Khan (5/19/2009 6:00:00 AM)

    How very true, and yet the world goes on having a dreamless slumber. A world without dreams is a risky place to be. (Report) Reply

  • Nahla Ziad (5/19/2009 5:25:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem because it talks about dreams. I think that dreams are very important, they are as a candle that lighting our life, if we do not have dreams in our life, we don't have hope so, when there is dream, there is a hope, there is a purpose in life. (Report) Reply

  • Ibtissem Meghith (5/19/2009 4:40:00 AM)

    I've been really profoundly impressed by Hughes' DREAMS, for it gives another sense to my life. Everyday's perils usually bring about people's despair, frustration and depression; however, DREAMS does lift our spirits to see hope, strength and new horizons everywhere.So, ' DREAM! ' since there's nothing to lose. (Report) Reply

  • Fattoum Djaballah (5/19/2009 3:54:00 AM)

    Peace be upon you, longstons' dreams poem proves that length never limit meanings. Dreams tend to be a strange concept within poverty we live in and hard times. May be we are in need to dreams, but we lost the way long time ago. We really feel frozen without them, but we are afraid to be lost if hang on them. May be when you dream you gona reach them some day. Our dreams people stick always to the real life, to what we can put on the table, and hope to live longer to see our children grow up. At least for us dreams stay dreams. You gona think that i'm too pessimistic, i just do not neglect the other side of life. (Report) Reply

  • Feriel Hattna (5/19/2009 3:51:00 AM)

    I like this poem.It makes me see the life more beautiful and encourage me to keep dreaming and never stop.Thank you for writing this great poem. (Report) Reply

  • Sara Rahal (5/19/2009 3:05:00 AM)

    before I read the wonderfull poem dreams by Langstnon hughes, I was not believing in dreams. but when I read his poem; for a moment my dreams become true.I thank that poets.I really approtiate his Great work, we need dreams in every where and for every time.I felecetate any one who have read hyghes poem. (Report) Reply

  • Badra Chelbi (5/19/2009 2:45:00 AM)

    It is a wonderful poem.i really like it.i also like the simplicity in writing it.Hughes's words touch our feelings about dreams, which are the air we breathe.As we need the air, we need dreaming and never give up dreaming. (Report) Reply

  • Samiha Tertag (5/18/2009 1:37:00 PM)

    It's a good choice of this poem.I love it, because it speakes to the mind directly, and it is for all people not only to me or to you asking for dream and dream without stoping, to take our goals and make dreams real to drew our way of life. but if there are no dreams, life will be die and life deserve to be lived. (Report) Reply

  • Meddas Halima (5/18/2009 8:58:00 AM)

    'Dreams' in its first reading it may mean nothing to majority of people but after reading Langston Hughes' poem 'Dreams' we feel greatness. Personally, I do agree with him, to dreamis to make it true situation, realize our hopes and wishes it shows that nothing is impossible in our life without dreams nothing will happen and nothing will exist.So, you should dream and keep on dreaming and cling on it, your soul will be enriched with hopes and the belief that we can have and can do every thing.Keep dreaming to be alive. (Report) Reply

  • Rabie Dalal (5/18/2009 8:40:00 AM)

    This poem has universal significance.Each one can live this poem from anywhere and any time.Dreams are different but if you take them all it is the same.I say to someone who do not believe in dreams he is hopeless and in danger which means the bird does not fly. (Report) Reply

  • Nadia Ammari (5/18/2009 8:18:00 AM)

    My life is different now for the flow of your poem in my blood brings about vitality; significance and hopefulness to my soul; hence; i can admit that your profound poem takes me; like many people; from the land of pessemism and despair to land of optimism and hope. (Report) Reply

  • Mabrouki Hamida (5/17/2009 3:56:00 PM)

    In this poem, Laugston Hughes used a simple style but with eloquent and deep meaning.I think it is the essence of creativity and greatness.Really, the poem gives me a powerful energy to keep dreaming only because with dreams you can reach your goals in life, as the proverb says: 'Everyone who is successful must have dreamed for something' (Report) Reply

  • Nawel Kettab (5/17/2009 3:32:00 AM)

    Actually, it is so special poem because its deep meaning is expressed through few words.It encourages any one who read it not only to dream but also to never give up dreaming and never surrend to whatever the troubles are in life.I really share Hughes and all my frinds' opinion about life without dreaming has no meaning. (Report) Reply

  • Nahla Nouioua (5/16/2009 2:26:00 PM)

    In fact, I am with Langston Hughes view of 'dream' and its importance.Indeed, when we keep dreaming on something we want and desre in our life, we'll be stronger and more ambitious to realize that dream and whatever the obstacles and all the hard times that may face us, we have to overcome and go forward and never give up, surrender or go backward. Dream is my best way to go onour life (Report) Reply

  • Warda Sid (5/16/2009 3:42:00 AM)

    Hello, i think that particular poem is wonderful one.This poem is a sudden truth feeling which is expressed by Langston Hughes without any hisitation.Because it really touches our life and gives us more hopes. (Report) Reply

  • Moubarki Houssameddine (biskra University) (5/14/2009 3:55:00 PM)

    Hi, I find this poem the best one among those I've read, because it is the one which touch sentiments and the psychological side. Additionally, it is the one I find peace and just soft words as bird. The linkage between dreams and fly is very beautiful to encourage people to dream. Thank you (Report) Reply

  • Abdallah Ougrine (5/13/2009 12:31:00 PM)

    When I read the comments of my mates, one by one and name by name, especially the names of the last fourth year students, I understood that the aim of these comments is not just to comment. It was done consciously or not that doesn’t matter, what is important is that these little names of the students are marked here as long as this space exists. May be one day some one will say, “ Oh may God! This is the name of my father or mother…, why not my teacher...”
    Langston wrote about dreams, using little words and few sentences, giving hope to those facing their harsh times, and burning a candle in the darkness of their life. The dream is the water we drink to survive, the medicine we get to cure and the future we want to rich. If we look far we go far but, if we stick looking under our feet we will end and no one will know that we existed.
    I came late to comment but, it was an opportunity for me.
    Thanks sir! As long as our names are written here! (Report) Reply

  • Djeffel Noura (5/13/2009 8:56:00 AM)

    I really inflounced by this poem, and also believe what it contains about dreams. I think dreams are the first step in our life. Always we need to dream, so we never stop deaming. (Report) Reply

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