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

  • (8/17/2018 11:37:00 AM)

    Very beautiful. Love it. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/4/2018 3:53:00 AM)

    love this sooo much fav already (Report) Reply

  • (7/30/2018 11:51:00 PM)

    Such a great piece of poetry. It is a great sorrow for me, you have stopped so short of verses. You have the subject, you the poet have the talent to write so much. You not only can give the world really great poetry, you give us something worthwhile to think about, the subject matter (Dreams for one) is important and meaningful. Ron. (Report) Reply

  • (7/5/2018 9:18:00 AM)

    Good song (Report) Reply

  • (6/28/2018 4:49:00 AM)

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    (7/18/2018 6:11:00 PM)

    GIGGITY GIGGITY go yourself sand.

  • Nicole Settimi (6/26/2018 10:55:00 AM)

    Simplicity at its best. Hughes had a way of doing that in a lovely and highly intelligent manner. (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2018 6:02:00 AM)

    We will rise, too, dear Maya Angelo. You are truly an (Report) Reply

  • (6/25/2018 12:15:00 AM)

    Excellent poem (Report) Reply

  • (6/18/2018 11:36:00 AM)

    Terrible Poem. Please do something with your life and don’t practice Beastuality. Vote Pedro. (Report) Reply

    (6/20/2018 9:48:00 AM)

    i really love beastuality it is cool

  • (6/12/2018 3:42:00 PM)

    Powerful poem. Nice to read (Report) Reply

  • Roxanne Herrera (6/11/2018 3:28:00 PM)

    https:m.poemhunter.compoemi-cant-be-sad (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2018 3:56:00 AM)

    one piggey went to maeket blah blah blah Goddd knows the rest Blah blah blah xoxoxoxox (Report) Reply

  • (6/11/2018 3:52:00 AM)

    this poem is so inspirational!
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  • Robert Murray Smith (6/10/2018 12:09:00 AM)

    A good poem that does not deserve this rating. (Report) Reply

  • (6/8/2018 11:00:00 PM)

    Helpful ❤ (Report) Reply

  • Ringkhang Basumatary (6/8/2018 1:47:00 PM)

    It's soooooo great and wonderful (Report) Reply

  • (6/7/2018 6:57:00 PM)

    really powerful message (Report) Reply

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  • (6/7/2018 4:27:00 PM)

    I don't understand people who don't love poetry. It's so moving! This is a wonderful piece! (Report) Reply

  • (6/4/2018 1:28:00 PM)

    Wow.nice poem, (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2018 3:31:00 PM)

    It’s pooip (Report) Reply

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Read poems about / on: snow, life, dream

Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Friday, December 19, 2014

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