African American Poetry (1870-1928): A Digital Anthology

Langston Hughes, "Dreamer" (1927)

 I take my dreams 
 And make of them a bronze vase, 
 And awide round fountain 
 With a beautiful statue in its center, 
 And a song with a broken heart, 
 And I ask you: 
 Do you understand my dreams? 
 Sometimes you say you do — 
 And sometimes you say you don't. 
 Either way 
 It doesn’t matter. 
 I continue to dream. 

Published in Ebony and Topaz, 1927

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