Dreams – A Words Crush Wednesday Favorite Quote

Dreams

I first heard of Langston Hughes when his poem, Dreams, was included in my reading book in junior high. I was a young girl and the poem spoke to me. As I read the poem today, despite many years that have passed, I still embrace the important message from the poem. I have been called an idealist by someone who meant it as a criticism. I wear that name proudly. I don’t want to give up on the ideals that have been ingrained in me my whole life and I certainly don’t want to give up on my dreams.

Langston Hughes (1902 – 1967) was a poet and writer who is credited with interpreting the black experience in the United States for the world. He is an important  figure in American literary history.

On Wednesdays I participate in Words Crush Wednesday Favorite Quote Challenge hosted by Rebirth of Lisa.

Check out her blog and join the fun.

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14 thoughts on “Dreams – A Words Crush Wednesday Favorite Quote

  1. Mary-Anne at Breathing Life August 5, 2015 / 9:43 am

    wow. I didn’t know that poem, but now I will treasure it. I too am an idealist and believe that it will all be ok in the end. If it isn’t ok, it isn’t the end…..Thank you for sharing this.

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    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 7:35 am

      Thanks for your comment. I love that philosophy, ” If it isn’t ok, it isn’t the end”. I tend to be a worry wart and have worked hard not to fret too much about hings beyond my control so these kinds of things are great reinforcement for where I know I need to go psychologically.

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    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 7:37 am

      I think it is very special. My participation in your Words Crush Wednesday makes me go back and review many things that I have written in my “Quotes” book over the years. Thank yo9u for the opportunity you have provided.

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      • Lisa W Tetting August 8, 2015 / 10:42 am

        You are most welcome. I enjoy quotes myself which is why I started the challenge. I like that you have a quotes book. I keep some of my faves in my phone, but never wrote them in a book. Good idea.

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        • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 10:46 am

          I actually started my quotes book probably almost 40 years ago. Although I haven’t always been diligent in adding quotes the book definitely pre-dates our modern technology.

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          • Lisa W Tetting August 8, 2015 / 2:07 pm

            Wow, I bet you have some great quotes in there. I may be inspired to start my own quote book.

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  2. Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 7:37 am

    You are most welcome. Thank you for taking the time to comment.

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  3. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature August 8, 2015 / 7:37 am

    Poignant for all ages. Beautiful. I had never read it.

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  4. Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 7:40 am

    I find it interesting that you had never read it because I think of us as contemporaries. I feel like I have seen it off and on over the years. I remember in college when everyone decorated with posters seeing this poem on posters. Glad to have shared it for you.

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  5. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature August 8, 2015 / 7:43 am

    I know! Where was I?

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    • Good Woman August 8, 2015 / 8:02 am

      Since I loved it when I read it in my reading book in junior high it was on my radar. It probably then registered with me whenever I saw it. You probably didn’t have the same reading book!

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