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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
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  • Ser Shroom (10/23/2009 11:13:00 AM)

    This's the ONLY time I'll ever read this poem.It conjures up past memories for me that are very depressing, and remindful of the things that've happened to me in my past life.Don't get me wrong, this poem is very beautiful....but for me, personally, I can do without the visions in my minds eyes of my past life, for it wasn't a good life. (Report) Reply

  • Felicia Coffee (10/16/2009 12:51:00 PM)

    Imagine seeing a bird that has broken wings. It will never be able to reach to a higher level or go to greater heights. When a field is barren, it means there is no life or growth. I absoluting love this poem because it reminds us to never lose sight of our dream. Dreams give hope. It allows you to see yourself beyond your current state or situation. In your dreams you can see yourself owning and operating that million dollar business while you are living from paycheck-to-paycheck. Dreaming is the seed to reality. Never stop dreaming! (Report) Reply

  • Sonia Hernandez (10/13/2009 10:53:00 AM)

    More People need to know life isnt as so like snow it does freeze in time to await the Rhyme (Report) Reply

  • Sharonda Session (9/22/2009 11:34:00 PM)

    This poem opened my eye about how people really see themsef. He inspires us to never give up on our dreams and to always dream big, and dont despize small beginings (Report) Reply

  • Mercedes Perry (8/26/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    This poem is the motto for my life, it motivates me to work hard. I'd never want a life as a broken winged bird or a barren field of snow. (Report) Reply

  • Aziz Alkaabi (8/14/2009 2:55:00 PM)

    He always surprise this guy.
    The first time I knew of him was on that beautiful, the crows they killed TV station, Aramco.
    I bought his books in Washington and studied him further and still he surprises me. (Report) Reply

  • Sarun V.s (7/3/2009 8:04:00 AM)

    failures are my faithful companions..
    wherever i go, whatever i do.....they accompany me.
    but still am going, still am doing
    'cuz still i dream, dream a lot.
    still i hop, hop a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Bentaallah Dalila (6/11/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    Hi; 'Dreams' is a wonderful poem because it attaches very important subject.In this beautiful poem the poet is trying to convey a clear message asking every person not to give up dreaming because when there is a dream there is a hope and the hope is the only thing that is left to us in a bad time (Report) Reply

  • Leila Saidi (6/10/2009 4:10:00 AM)

    when you read the poem u feel as if some one telling u dream because evry one needs to dream, thhis give u will, hope, and the believe that good times are comingso never gave up or stop dreaming, if u believe in some thing u will reach it
    , let us dream (Report) Reply

  • Walid Soukeur (6/9/2009 9:28:00 AM)

    when i read this poem i thaught that hughes was writing for me not for anyone else coz everything he tolked about is relating to me and to my happiness, it was really golden moments to feel my self survive and flying higher and higher on the heavenskies next to angels of my lord, further of sadness's holes, , thanks hughes. (Report) Reply

  • Moussaoui Nadjet (6/9/2009 7:41:00 AM)

    DREAMS easy to spell dificult to realise, with Hughes at least i have something to live for which make me stronger and hopeful in this hard life (Report) Reply

  • Gaidi Yamina(biskra University) (6/7/2009 1:50:00 PM)

    Dream makes me as a dove flying in the sky, as a butterfly on flowers. If some one has no dream, he will have no meaning in his life, he lose every thing which expresses happiness because dream makes you on the top of happiness for that I really like that poem. (Report) Reply

  • Afaf Ouassaf (6/4/2009 5:04:00 AM)

    Non-stop dreams, this is what i learned from Hughes 'DREAMS'.Things happen to you without even dreaming of, in a sense, are meaningless; dreams make you taste and enjoy those achievements. (Report) Reply

  • Amina Mellal (6/4/2009 4:24:00 AM)

    I really love this poem because it talks about an important subject which is related to all the people over the world; and also the poet used very simple and clear words as well as a good and attractive style. concerning the subject 'Dream ', i am agree with the poet that without dreams life is without meaning we can never give up on dreams because dreams mean our existence.So, we should always dream dream, and dream. (Report) Reply

  • Rebouh Malika (6/3/2009 8:49:00 AM)

    it is a very interesting poem, it gave us hope in this life.because whenever there is dream, there is new chance for living. (Report) Reply

  • Faiza Louafi (5/30/2009 4:12:00 PM)

    this is a great poem that i really like so much for the reason that it makes me consider that life without dreams is incredible one (Report) Reply

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