Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Dream Deferred

Painting by René Magritte(1898-1967), Le Modèle Rouge, 1935

Dream Deferred
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?

Poem by
Langston Hughes

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