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

  • 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

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  • Jessica Hinds (12/5/2012 6:42:00 PM)

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

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

    this poem is very insprational (Report) Reply

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Rajnish Manga 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

  • Wini Jose 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

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Nihoulu Lee 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

  • Jann Rau Jann Rau (6/4/2012 12:51:00 AM)

    Never a truer word spoken or written as the case may be. (Report) Reply

  • Oludipe Oyin Samuel Oludipe Oyin Samuel (5/27/2012 4:11:00 PM)

    Salute to Hughes who conveys great, 'saving' concepts! I will not dissapoint, Hughes. For every course will I cling to a dream for when it leaps off, sanity leaps off and life becomes sound and fury signifying nothing. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu Babatunde Aremu (5/23/2012 7:52:00 AM)

    Great poem. This is a great instruction (Report) Reply

  • Tom Bulfin (5/20/2012 6:46:00 PM)

    A suuccinct, well-shaped poem which applies to the human spirit at any and all ages. (Report) Reply

  • Godfrey Morris Godfrey Morris (5/15/2012 4:50:00 PM)

    This poem is so short but in its length describes life in its fullness. (Report) Reply

  • Miss Darkness Miss Darkness (5/15/2012 1:31:00 PM)

    umm it's too short.... (Report) Reply

  • Pauline Anderson (5/9/2012 10:20:00 PM)

    That's exactly how I interpret my way if thinking. (Report) Reply










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