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
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

Topic(s) of this poem: dreams

Comments about Dreams by Langston Hughes

  • (8/24/2017 2:32:00 AM)

    beautiful piece..dreams are what makes life worth living (Report) Reply

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  • Arundass Tp (8/7/2017 1:11:00 AM)

    interestingly written. good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (8/6/2017 10:26:00 AM)

    A soul lives with dream. Without dream there is no life. Well depicted in this poem. Beautiful one. (Report) Reply

  • (7/26/2017 9:45:00 AM)

    Definetely true. Dreams keeps you alive. No matter wehather you are able to complete it or not. Dreams keeps you alive. (Report) Reply

  • Sonia Deendayal (7/22/2017 4:15:00 AM)

    amazing! ! ! ! dreams ravels, our soul is alive (Report) Reply

  • Chukwuebuka  Emmanuel (7/7/2017 6:36:00 PM)

    Definitely the truth. We have to keep our dreams alive before we lose them. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hopkins (7/1/2017 4:20:00 AM)

    Ye, dreams are the foundation of the future. Simple and meaningful poem. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • M Sagnik Das (5/24/2017 10:53:00 AM)

    WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2017 4:48:00 AM)

    I always run after new dreams. So inspireing words. Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred (4/8/2017 12:40:00 AM)

    Hold fast to dreams, lest we slide back words to history.
    Thanks highly motivating.
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  • (3/17/2017 7:24:00 PM)

    This is what life is all about, raw, beautiful and true. (Report) Reply

  • (3/9/2017 5:26:00 AM)

    In Brahmasutra it is written suchakacha hi sutre, aachakacha hi tat hita. What ever is hinted in dream is for your welfare..In addition to that dream, naturally occurring in sleep, one can plan a dream, poet says and hold
    on to achieve that.
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  • (2/12/2017 3:54:00 AM)

    Fourth line is superfluous, only making up the rhyme. Not that deep, as it happens, Try john Keats instead. (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2017 6:42:00 AM)

    Simply superb poem with great depth. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • (1/29/2017 5:15:00 AM)

    good! ! ! ! when we stop dreaming, we stop breathing. life is meaningful when it has a sense of worth living. (Report) Reply

  • Sylva-onyema Uba (1/26/2017 11:16:00 AM)

    A nice poem written in an octave stanza.

    Sylva-Onyema Uba.
    (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2017 11:30:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (12/30/2016 1:49:00 PM)

    tom allport
    in dreams each other know (Report) Reply

  • (12/9/2016 6:45:00 AM)

    Dreams by Langston Hughes
    Wow this poem really hit me. This is how I feel just now. I have been through some really hard times over the last few years and my dreams and even hope feels lost to me, suffocated and snubbed out by my life experiences. Life is a barren field That is where I am. It is only as I get older that I have begun to truly appreciate and comprehend the soul of poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Prem Katoch (11/24/2016 10:20:00 PM)

    Some one said when the dreams end there is no more greatness. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, December 19, 2014

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