Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Poetry Tuesday: "Dreams" by Langston Hughes




Dreams

Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.


Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

--Langston Hughes

37 comments:

Catherine said...

Life is so full of possibilities after you first graduate. Excellent poem Betty!
xo Catherine

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Fits so well right now, doesn't it?

Old Kitty said...

Awwww what a lovely poem!!!! Yay for dreams and dreamers and dreaming! Take care

x

Daisy said...

Very true words here. :-)

Leah J. Utas said...

Now the song about holding on tight to your dreams will be with me all day. Fortunately, I quite like it.

Madi and Mom said...

BB what a timely poem.
Dreams are very precious.
When does Sonny Boy head East?

Hugs Madi

blueviolet said...

Isn't it wonderful to sit back and watch them fly?

Brian said...

I can't imagine a world without dreams!

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Lovely way to start my morning. Dreaming is one of my favorite pastimes. Thanks, Betty! ☺ Happy Tuesday!

Lin said...

Don't you just love all that promise sitting there? All those dreams? All the excitement of what is to come?

I wish them all well.

EmptyNester said...

Langston Hughes is one of my FAVORITES! Perfect choice of picture and poem!

I've handed you an award. Stop by and grab it!

Nicolasa said...

Those are some great words!

Talli Roland said...

LOVE Langston Hughes. Thanks for the wonderful words.

Eva Gallant said...

So true!

Brian Miller said...

nice...love me some langston hughes...and true that

jenny_o said...

One of my favourite poems. Thanks for putting it up today.

Mary said...

Lovely poem ..so true. Great graduation photo. I love it.

TS Hendrik said...

Too true. Perfectly paired with the photo.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Awesome photo (reminds me of the T-ball kids in centerfield, playing with a butterfly instead of paying attention to the game.)

Love the quote. It applies to every stage in life, I think. :)

KLZ said...

I think my husband could give this read lately with how he's been feeling about his job. Thanks for posting.

Susan in the Boonies said...

The guy with the smilie face hat has grand dreams: not a doubt in my mind.

Desiree said...

Lovely poem, Betty!

Ms. A said...

How true!

Baby Sister said...

So touching and so, so true.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Very moving to read. We all have dreams whether we persue them or not is a different matter.
To acomplish your dream hope comes into the equasion and tenacity.
Yvonne.

Bouncin' Barb said...

That is really true. Never heard it before. Thanks!

Ann said...

Excellent poem for all those young minds headed out in search of their dreams.

Tracy said...

You got to keep your eyes wide open, to the possiblities...love that thought for those graduating and a full life ahead of them!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

That's a great poem and photo.
xoRobyn

Jayne said...

Ah, I just love Langston Hughes. And you chose the perfect poem for graduation. :)

Retired English Teacher said...

I love that poem. I used to teach it to my ninth graders, and I used it as a writing prompt about their dreams for their futures. I remember it being a poem that brought great responses from many students.

I think it applies perfectly to graduate. It also applies to all of us in any stage of life. Thanks for the reminder.

Mrs. Tuna said...

Hey now, graduation is a milestone for parents as well. Thanks for stopping by and following me today :)

Ella said...

Wow, this was so fitting~! Congrats you have two wonderful sons and graduates! Proud moments so close together! Congrats to both and the proud parents :D

Ally said...

some days my dreams die. i will try to think of this poem which i haven't seen in years. thanks betty.

Zuzana said...

Oh yes, I am a dreamer and I will stay one forever.;) I have always pursued my dreams and even have the ability to change them, but I will never ever stop dreaming.;))
xoxo

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

very true!

nice poem, Betty!

betty xx

Jami said...

One of my very favorites. Thanks for the reminder.