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(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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  • Luna Hamltin (2/10/2014 12:35:00 PM)

    Hold fast to dreams you dreamers. Hold fast to your dreams. for if dreams die life is a baron field covered with snow. Hold fast to dreams.

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  • Lauren Rosina (2/5/2014 8:35:00 AM)

    So true. If we didn't have dream's to try and make come true there would be nothing to look forward to, no where to go to, truly like a bird without flight and a frozen field that nothing can live on.

  • Nikolai Morskoi (2/1/2014 9:30:00 PM)

    Could our dreams be possibly interpreted as that which we lack? Some sort of future state we wish to live in that we currently do not? We should all be content with our present no matter how difficult it may be. Because dreams do come true, and what I mean by that is we do sometimes get what we wish for. What then? ? We pursue our dreams so life may be a broken-winged bird once we realize our dream? Does anyone else get what i'm saying?

  • Rob Wood (1/25/2014 8:26:00 AM)

    I'm all in favour of dreams. But can life without dreams be like a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, as well as a barren field frozen with snow, all within the space of so few words? Short, but not all that sweet.

  • Jen Adams (1/21/2014 12:20:00 AM)

    DREAMS are the only things that make me sleep longer

  • Victoria Keret (1/20/2014 1:45:00 PM)

    Dreams are what keep us alive and sane

  • Parth Mahida (1/16/2014 1:48:00 AM)

    dreams are the only thing tht
    mKES ME LIVE...

  • John Tatum (1/5/2014 12:33:00 AM)

    Hold fast to your dreams, and do everything you can to realize them...such a simple, profound short poem by the great Langston Hughes...inspiring!

  • Philip Holdredge (12/7/2013 5:59:00 PM)

    Be still and awaken to the dream of who you are. Other dreams come and go like so much fluff blowing in the wind.

  • Babatunde Aremu (11/14/2013 1:49:00 AM)

    This is simply fantastic and educative

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