Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Dream Variations - Poem by Langston Hughes

To fling my arms wide
In some place of the sun,
To whirl and to dance
Till the white day is done.
Then rest at cool evening
Beneath a tall tree
While night comes on gently,
Dark like me-
That is my dream!

To fling my arms wide
In the face of the sun,
Dance! Whirl! Whirl!
Till the quick day is done.
Rest at pale evening...
A tall, slim tree...
Night coming tenderly
Black like me.

Comments about Dream Variations by Langston Hughes

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  • Poet Poet (6/6/2019 1:39:00 PM)

    MEMORIES ARE for life long

    it has nothing to do with age

    at each stage

    memories are recorded

    for times again
    we can recall it ah
    when we want it
    dementia be not a refrain

    memories we love for ever
    alas not in vain
    but through our veins

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    lovely memory it depicts

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  • (2/16/2019 8:52:00 PM)

    Nice poem gggggggggggg (Report)Reply

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  • (4/19/2018 11:35:00 AM)

    i read this 100 times in the last minute (Report)Reply

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  • (4/19/2018 11:34:00 AM)

    What a great poem (Report)Reply

    (4/19/2018 11:40:00 AM)

    Thank You Stephen

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  • (12/15/2017 1:45:00 AM)

    feeling like a a complete jerk you dont have to tell me how mad you are because why would do something like that not i am misified (Report)Reply

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  • (11/17/2017 12:17:00 AM)

    This was the first Black Poem I learned in kindergarten. I recited it on stage at my first program♡ (Report)Reply

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  • Rahul Shil (7/29/2017 9:03:00 PM)

    Great poem (Report)Reply

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  • (2/2/2016 11:51:00 PM)

    My favorite poem to teach with for 22 years! ! ! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/17/2012 1:06:00 PM)

    It's interesting how this poem might be a metaphor for me. Already ReportedReply

    (2/2/2016 11:51:00 PM)

    TROLL/violent video game pretending to be dark man. So gone, utter stagnation! !

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  • (3/23/2012 12:30:00 PM)

    This poem made me smile. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/11/2009 7:26:00 PM)

    Genuinely absorbing; both to young and old alike, whatever the color. Mr. Hughes has permitted us to dream, and to be; in all of the glory imaginable by any reader; any age. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2008 1:33:00 PM)

    Like this one its really good. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/18/2008 7:33:00 AM)

    I'm Rick Jamessss, b! tch! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/18/2008 7:30:00 AM)

    I'm Chris Hansen, from dateline NBC....I will catch you Micheal Jackson! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/10/2008 12:03:00 PM)

    hey kiley, i see you. i'm always watching you =) (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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