Tuesday, February 01, 2005

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.


Today is Langston Hughes' birthday. If you don't know Hughes, my two favorites are "Theme for English B" and "Dream Deferred." The first is hopeful, the second bitter.


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