Saturday, July 9, 2011

A Dream Deferred

A Dream Deferred

By Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore--
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over--
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?


  1. So what do you think happens to the dream deferred? I'll being thinking about this one all day.

  2. Jennifer, I love it too :).

    Chris, I know, right? That's why I love this poem so much b/c it causes speculation. I tend to think the person is provided a new dream, but it doesn't negate the loss of the old. But, I dunno. :).


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