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

  • Gold Star - 5,767 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

    80 person liked.
    58 person did not like.
  • Gold Star - 5,767 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 - 283 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 - 114 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 - 82 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 - 38,573 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

  • Rookie - 0 Points Wini Jose (9/23/2012 1:19:00 PM)

    Why to write paragraphs about ones ambition and passion, this great man here as told everything one should know about dreams in about 7-8 short, beautiful and inspiring lines. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 54 Points Bruno Okal (8/26/2012 11:54:00 PM)

    Langston, u wrote this piece especially for me. I have soared above the storms, have trodden in the searing deserts: the fueling force being this poem... For when dreams die, men r like soulless creatures... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Barb Mcavaney (8/17/2012 3:37:00 PM)

    you got right to the point and beautifully written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nsisong Bassey (8/13/2012 2:17:00 PM)

    Simple, Short sweet. A gem.
    Ps: Please read my poem naked and tell me what you think, i ll return the favor. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

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