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

  • Thomas Case (11/23/2015 12:09:00 PM)


    Without dreams, we are broken beyond repair. (Report) Reply

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  • (11/21/2015 7:00:00 AM)


    Very good poem which does try to make you dream. (Report) Reply

  • Lubinda Lubinda (11/9/2015 1:43:00 AM)


    Sometimes our dreams fade away, but we must always hold on to them. Nicely penned! (Report) Reply

  • Thomas Case (11/1/2015 10:25:00 AM)


    Dreams die, we die, amazing and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Vivek Mishra (10/26/2015 11:21:00 AM)


    as many words, so many meanings....... (Report) Reply

  • (10/23/2015 12:26:00 PM)


    Never let your dreams go.. Nice poem! (Report) Reply

  • Akham Nilabirdhwaja Singh (10/12/2015 8:01:00 AM)


    a well written poem I like it (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/4/2015 3:00:00 PM)


    Truly awesome poem on dreams.......10+++ (Report) Reply

  • (9/23/2015 5:50:00 AM)


    Sometimes Dreams actually serves as fuel of life....Short but meaningful poem.. (Report) Reply

  • (9/11/2015 9:31:00 PM)


    Love the poetry of Langston Hughes. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (9/1/2015 12:50:00 AM)


    Well- penned 28th a great message. Keep dreaming! (Report) Reply

  • (8/28/2015 1:34:00 PM)


    I want to be a poetry but I donot know where I can start......who can help please? (Report) Reply

    Arfa Nisar (9/19/2015 6:50:00 PM)

    I can help you with that :)

  • Koushik Karmakar (8/25/2015 11:48:00 AM)


    Superb (Report) Reply

  • Charity Nduhiu (8/25/2015 2:09:00 AM)


    Short but nice to read. I like (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2015 5:50:00 PM)


    dreams are what keeps us going (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2015 5:49:00 PM)


    dreams are what keeps us going. without them life is lifeless (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2015 3:20:00 PM)


    ........adsolutely wonderful, one of my favorite poems ★ (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie (8/6/2015 12:22:00 PM)


    That is what dreams are made of.. (Report) Reply

  • Mpho Tsakata (7/22/2015 12:17:00 AM)


    A very beautiful poem, without dreams we can't improve, life has no objective, its worse than entering a rugby field without practising or even have an idea what to do. (Report) Reply

  • (7/21/2015 11:42:00 AM)


    I think that the poet is talking about two types of dreams.
    1. dreams that die thus never return to life again
    2.dreams that temporarily depart thus may come back
    when we let our dreams die for whatever reason it is as though we fall into despair like the broken winged bird who will be living but paralyzed and immobile. life then will lose its vigor and all the excitement. there won't be any purpose to life. days and years may pass while we lay there crippled for life.
    However when we let our dreams depart temporarily for whatever reason although we should have held onto it tightly despite the circumstances then it is not as bad as the first instance when we let our dreams die never to return. dreams that leave us will return someday as the earth that lays barren during winter only to spring back into life when spring returns.
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