Happy Feb!

Thank you so much for the great questions you all shared with me yesterday. I will attack (and try to answer) them sporadically through the month. If you think off anything else, just ask.

I am taking a two-day break from my research to work on the outline for WIP2…. I have to see how much I know to figure out how much I don’t know, if that makes any sense.

Today is Langston Hughes’ birthday. When I was growing up, I had a poster in my room with a few lines from one of his poems, “Dreams”.

It read:
“Hold fast to dreams
for if dreams die
life is a broken-winged bird
that cannot fly.”

Words to live by.

18 Replies to “Happy Feb!”

  1. My college’s library is the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, and on the first floor his poetry is all over the walls (as in painted in huge letters). It’s really amazing to look at and a really great reminder that libraries are about books and great writers, not the free internet. Though it is nice.

  2. My college’s library is the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, and on the first floor his poetry is all over the walls (as in painted in huge letters). It’s really amazing to look at and a really great reminder that libraries are about books and great writers, not the free internet. Though it is nice.

  3. Dreams

    We had to read that poem in English last year. We had some…uh…slow people in that class, and they always made me read the poems and explain what they meant.

    P.S. My birthday’s this month, too! Hee hee!

  4. Dreams

    We had to read that poem in English last year. We had some…uh…slow people in that class, and they always made me read the poems and explain what they meant.

    P.S. My birthday’s this month, too! Hee hee!

  5. Oh I love Langston Hughes! Thanks for letting me know it’s his birthday!!

    I also love his line “life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”

  6. Oh I love Langston Hughes! Thanks for letting me know it’s his birthday!!

    I also love his line “life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.”

  7. The summer before my sophomore year in high school, I participated in a summer workshop at Karamu House, a performing arts center in Cleveland, Ohio.

    We wrote and performed a play called Hold Fast to Dreams, based on that poem.

  8. The summer before my sophomore year in high school, I participated in a summer workshop at Karamu House, a performing arts center in Cleveland, Ohio.

    We wrote and performed a play called Hold Fast to Dreams, based on that poem.

  9. my teacher made me read mother to son to the class twice because she loved the way I read it teachers tend to like my reading voice since I was in like 3rd grade – Jessica

  10. my teacher made me read mother to son to the class twice because she loved the way I read it teachers tend to like my reading voice since I was in like 3rd grade – Jessica

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