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

  • (3/30/2010 8:45:00 PM)

    Wow, short and sweet. A lovely poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/26/2010 2:24:00 PM)

    This was the first real poem I CARED enough to memorize. As a young teenager it spoke to my soul. As a mother, it becomes my wisdom. As a woman growing older it reminds me to keep dreams alive. (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2010 11:05:00 PM)

    It was so inspiring....
    plzzz do keep writing...

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    plzz do me a favour by rating and commenting.....thank ya!
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  • (1/2/2010 1:36:00 AM)

    i love this poem its really nice and very inspiring (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2009 12:35:00 PM)

    i love this poem......poems about dreams r my favorite poems to read and write (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2009 9:30:00 AM)

    i like the line '' life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly''in life wat we want we dont get...wat we get we are not satisfied...wat we expect never happens and wat we hate generally repeats...... (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2009 4:44:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • (10/24/2009 12:52:00 AM)

    definetly, life is short but has to go far away thats why if we wants to go far away we should hold our dreams as fast as its possible otherwise life will b absolutely like barren field (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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

  • (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

  • (10/11/2009 9:07:00 AM)

    'now life has killed the dream I dreamed.' (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (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.
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  • (7/5/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    This poem possesses great imagery which is why it is one of my favorites. (Report) Reply

  • (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.
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  • (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

  • (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
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  • (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

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