19 October 2012
One of my favorite books is one that was given to me as a very thoughtful gift. An edition of collected poems by the American poet, novelist, playwright and social activist, Langston Hughes. His work is particularly interesting because he discusses struggle in a way that still expresses profound hope.

Unfortunately, the poems mistakingly went into storage when we made our first move overseas. But, I'm enjoying the prospect of reuniting with them at some point. So, until my hands are on the book again, I thought I'd share one of my favorites with a little help from the internet. This poem, by Langston Hughes, is entitled 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.

1 comment:

Ted said...

Beautiful poem. I'm not familiar with Hughes work. Thank you for the introduction.

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