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

  • (1/9/2006 4:25:00 PM)


    I love this poem. I'm definitely going to use it for my poetry project. (Report) Reply

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  • (12/14/2005 6:15:00 PM)


    i absolutely love this poem. i plan on using it for my senior quote nest year. it is simple, yet elegant. (Report) Reply

  • (9/22/2005 6:41:00 PM)


    i have one word for this poem: 'beautiful' (Report) Reply

  • (7/24/2005 3:47:00 AM)


    i'm gonna set this to music... just because ok?
    if i think it's any good (it won't be i can't poem set but oh well) i'll comment again aye?
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  • (6/9/2005 4:39:00 PM)


    As a teacher and parent, I have watched many kids learn that DRUGS DESTROY DREAMS. I just re-read this poem and interpreted the last word in a whole new way. 'Snow' is a slang term for cocaine, heroine and amphetamines. Teen drug addicts essentially 'freeze' their brains in their development. In other words, if they start using at 16, their brains remain the like that of a 16-year old. Their 'field' of life, once full of potential for harvesting, become barren and frozen. (Report) Reply



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