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

  • (6/21/2008 7:39:00 PM)


    Excellent poem i adore it. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/11/2008 6:28:00 PM)


    This poem not only explains the human perspective on dreams, it also deeply expresses the undoubtful truth about dreams. Thank you for writing this, it means a lot to me because of where I am in life right now. Thanks again! (Report) Reply

  • (5/10/2008 10:45:00 AM)


    This is one of the best poems ive read so far the best two are Dreams, and Cross very nice poems even though I dont like to read I would sit down and read one or two langston hughes poems because they are great. If you have lived till this day I would try anything to get some of your best poems and get it signed by you. Again thanks you taught me the meaning of reading poems. They give emotional feelings which im so greatful in! (Report) Reply

  • (4/24/2008 7:29:00 AM)


    I really appreciate this poem. It enthralled me with its simple words that carry an amazing meaning. It is like a piece of advice. Whenever I read it a strong energy and motivation invade me. Come on! dream. Dreams are neither expensive nor cheap; they cost nothing. Dream! and when your dream becomes true you will fly in the happiness' air and sink in the pleasure's sea. Simply you will be indeed alive. (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2008 4:14:00 PM)


    This poem is really deep and when I read this I could feel what he is relly trying to say I love this poem! (Report) Reply

  • (4/17/2008 11:55:00 AM)


    I love this poem because i already have the conviction that if you have a dream, a realistic one, you can with time and by all means realize it, of course if you really want it to come true. What is life without dreams? It is a hopeless life. If you do not dream, you have no goals and objectives; if you have no goals, you have nothing to realize in your life, and if you have nothing to do in your life, you are like a non-existent or a dead person. You do not want to be considered as being dead? So, start dreaming; IT IS NEVER TOO LATE. (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 5:26:00 PM)


    The simplicity of the poem makes it great. I like it because the simple words touch deeply. Hughes in this poem shows how dreams give life. Anyone has dreams, and working for realizing those dreams means making a life, building a future... but if there are no dreams, imagine how meaningless our life would be! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (4/14/2008 4:59:00 PM)


    Simple things are always the most pleasant.I read this poem many times and I think it is written beautifully because we seldom come across a poem that marries simplicity in form with depth in meaning. It is the kind of poems that speak to the minds and tingle the hearts with a mild tone of sorrow. (Report) Reply

  • (3/1/2008 4:29:00 AM)


    i would just like to be his typewriter for a few years, no harm if some of it is lost (Report) Reply

  • (2/27/2008 5:35:00 PM)


    A short poem yet the effects created with a tinge of the 'life experience' reflections makes this a powerfully emotive poem. (Report) Reply

  • (2/21/2008 1:47:00 AM)


    i really like this! more power! (Report) Reply

  • Malini Kadir (2/20/2008 11:58:00 PM)


    how true.....indeed...perhaps that is what keeps all life going...... (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2008 1:21:00 AM)


    indeed (Report) Reply

  • (2/5/2008 10:31:00 AM)


    the realisim in this poem is phenomenal (Report) Reply

  • (1/22/2008 3:14:00 AM)


    I really liked this poem, and also believe what he says about dreams. I think dreams are the most important thing in poetry writing. Kate (Report) Reply

  • (1/2/2008 1:21:00 PM)


    true expression.very true. cute n lovely (Report) Reply

  • (9/30/2007 6:48:00 PM)


    This poem really speaks to me so strongly. There are so many times in my life that i want to give up on my dreams, or think to myself that im never going to reach them. This poem gives me strength to never surrender and lie down, but to always strive to be the best and never stop dreaming, no matter what others might think. We must cherrish each day as if it were our last, and to hold on to our dreams for ever. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2007 10:07:00 PM)


    i really like this poem. it makes me want to keep dreaming and never give up. Langston Hughes describes a broken dream to a broken wing on a bird...which is what it feels like when you have lost or not achieved that dream that you are reaching for. the poem makes you feel like you can do anything and setting new dreams and goals. you want to hold on to your dreams because that is what gives you life and something to reach for. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2007 9:11:00 PM)


    In this writing, Langston Hughes speaks really deep. He captures the readers eyes with simple rhyming, creativeness that isn't necessarily long and dragged out. But better yet short and to the point. His writing is so easily related to me and I'm sure alot of others also. All people have had a dream of something that they want to do or achieve in life. This writing shows what everyone knows, but does not think of. It makes you think about how life would be without any dreams at all. How lost everyone would be. Dreams are really what our society is about and it creates the universe itself. (Report) Reply

  • (9/26/2007 9:07:00 PM)


    I really like this poem because it makes me want to set a goal in life so if i suceed then i will knoew that i have accomplished something... But if i never have a dream that one day i might realize that i have never accomplished anything and i couldnt go back and change it. (Report) Reply



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