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

  • Patricia Grantham (4/24/2014 7:59:00 AM)


    A beautiful write that is rich in meanings and
    expressions. Follow your dreams. Lovely.
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  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/15/2014 7:45:00 PM)


    Short but full of rich words. (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2014 4:15:00 AM)


    An absolute truth that the poet said in this poem. It is the dreams that makes us so happy in our sleep stage where our unfulfilled dreams and unseen friends and gone friends comes in pictures in mind. So much true statement stated in a small poem is really fascinating and therefore I like this poem in its correct senses. (Report) Reply

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  • (3/19/2014 11:21:00 PM)


    Hold on to your dreams because if you let go it's gone like it was never there. (Report) Reply

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  • Ayush Pandey (2/24/2014 8:01:00 AM)


    Nothing is greater and powerful than your dreams. Follow your dreams, be what you are meant to be. (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Antic (2/19/2014 5:09:00 AM)


    Feels like he never quite finished that one... (Report) Reply

  • Aoife Bridges (2/13/2014 10:50:00 AM)


    Ahh I like dreams think this poem is so true (Report) Reply

  • (2/11/2014 4:17:00 PM)


    Dreams are reflection of our thoughts.
    of our aims
    so try to fix our thoughts and aims.
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  • (2/10/2014 12:35:00 PM)


    Hold fast to dreams you dreamers. Hold fast to your dreams. for if dreams die life is a baron field covered with snow. Hold fast to dreams. (Report) Reply

  • Lauren Rosina (2/5/2014 8:35:00 AM)


    So true. If we didn't have dream's to try and make come true there would be nothing to look forward to, no where to go to, truly like a bird without flight and a frozen field that nothing can live on. (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2014 9:30:00 PM)


    Could our dreams be possibly interpreted as that which we lack? Some sort of future state we wish to live in that we currently do not? We should all be content with our present no matter how difficult it may be. Because dreams do come true, and what I mean by that is we do sometimes get what we wish for. What then? ? We pursue our dreams so life may be a broken-winged bird once we realize our dream? Does anyone else get what i'm saying? (Report) Reply

  • (1/25/2014 8:26:00 AM)


    I'm all in favour of dreams. But can life without dreams be like a broken-winged bird that cannot fly, as well as a barren field frozen with snow, all within the space of so few words? Short, but not all that sweet. (Report) Reply

  • Jen Adams (1/21/2014 12:20:00 AM)


    DREAMS are the only things that make me sleep longer (Report) Reply

  • (1/20/2014 1:45:00 PM)


    Dreams are what keep us alive and sane (Report) Reply

  • Parth Mahida (1/16/2014 1:48:00 AM)


    dreams are the only thing tht
    mKES ME LIVE...
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  • John Tatum (1/5/2014 12:33:00 AM)


    Hold fast to your dreams, and do everything you can to realize them...such a simple, profound short poem by the great Langston Hughes...inspiring! (Report) Reply

  • (12/7/2013 5:59:00 PM)


    Be still and awaken to the dream of who you are. Other dreams come and go like so much fluff blowing in the wind. (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (11/14/2013 1:49:00 AM)


    This is simply fantastic and educative (Report) Reply



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