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

  • Rookie Joseph Phillips (6/23/2013 12:48:00 PM)

    Majida, Langston Hughes is a famous and beloved poet who passed away nearly 50 years ago. I doubt he will respond or write any new poems, but he lives on forever in the amazing poems he did leave us. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Eliza Burgess (6/20/2013 2:51:00 PM)

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  • Rookie - 53 Points Karen Gonzalez-videla (6/17/2013 5:19:00 PM)

    This poem is one of those that have few words but say a lot. It is written with much thought. Liked it :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Majida Abdul Latif (6/7/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    you have touched thhe very most important thing to the soul whcih is dreams our dreams that keeps us going i loved your poem its short but it held every true thought and believe it was amazing keep going i am waiting for the best (Report) Reply

  • Rookie ..... W@king Up..... (4/28/2013 8:58:00 PM)

    There is hope, do not despair :) awesome write from ones the best poets of all time :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Celia Waters (4/17/2013 9:55:00 PM)

    In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
    - Goethe

    This is what I think of with this poem. Even if dreaming and hoping leads to nothing in the end, dreaming will still keep us motivated. An unmotivated life is an unhappy life. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,277 Points Patricia Grantham (2/27/2013 1:24:00 PM)

    A beautiful short piece of poetry. I am humbled by it. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,277 Points Patricia Grantham (2/27/2013 1:19:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem about dreams. I am very honored to
    have read it. Most appreciative. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,277 Points Patricia Grantham (2/27/2013 1:16:00 PM)

    A truly beautiful poem. Words that will live on. I am honored to have read it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 234 Points Bernard Kennedy (1/7/2013 1:27:00 AM)

    dreams-unfulfilled wish, unconscious-self2 self speaks-hold fast. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pradeesh Kumar (12/23/2012 6:39:00 AM)

    Even this poem appears short it contains an inspiring message.These simple words really ignite hope in our
    mind, fill courage in our soul, awake our capabilities. Each time I read it, it truly uplifts my confidence and
    faith on myself. It calls for energize our self with realistic dreams and unleash our potential to conquer
    our world. It is like a candle light for desperate and broken minds. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Paul Mwenelupembe (12/17/2012 9:58:00 PM)

    Dreams that we dream and cling to them, great write! Have a say on my poems and rate them, regards. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Srimayee Ganguly (12/16/2012 6:01:00 AM)

    Wow! Wonderful. The golden rule is to keep it short and sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alexandra Haddad (12/14/2012 8:15:00 AM)

    I enjoyed this poem. The poet didn't try to be sensitive or dramatic, like most do. Sharp and sweet, not too lengthy. Got his idea across. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 66 Points Jessica Hinds (12/5/2012 6:42:00 PM)

    I can agree with this poem! nice work ;) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Denae Vassel (11/25/2012 2:58:00 PM)

    this poem is very insprational (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kemi Ranti (11/20/2012 11:54:00 AM)

    its a very nice poem, short words but full of words of tot (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aditi Ks (11/9/2012 6:38:00 PM)

    It's astonishing how he says so much, inspires so many, with so less. Like a precious gem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Larra Papazian (11/1/2012 6:17:00 AM)

    Langston Hughes is a great poet, and his poems are really inspirational (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 19,369 Points 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










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