Sunday, March 12, 2006

A 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?

--- Langston Hughes


jugni said...

HEY ADITI, after reading the poem i just culdnt resist posting "dreams". really liked this deffered dreams.

richunderconstruction said...

hmmm... mayb it jst sags along, in a quiet, dark corner within, as u merge urself into situations, pushin' it aside, for fear of unfulfillment. till... one day, some condition, some situation arouses it agn.. the deep seated desire rises then, stronger n more compellin'. conversely, suppressed, it jst shrivels up... exists, but never rises beyond the level.

richunderconstruction said...

or mayb... im jst confusin' dreams wit desires, synonymous, or entirely diff? well dreams vary, bein' relativ to expectations...

Aditi said...

Actually.. this is a poem i read a long time ago. It was the prologue to a book called "there are no children here" great book. Somehow the words of this poem just linger in my memory

Ethan said...

I dont think you can defer a dream. How can someone control his/her dream, hold it back or defer it?

You cannot go to bed thinking let me delay this dream ,,.. let it comeback at later time?

Correct me if i am wrong..

Aditi said...

You cannot defer a dream but circumstances can. I dont think we are talking about the dreams seen at night, we are talking about say a child's dream to be a pilot or a doctor. A dream of a better life or in the case of the book just simply growing up(I couldnt think of better things but u get my idea)
Atleast that was my take on it

AlterinG Abhishek said...

B4 ppl start disecting and going on tangents
Rich is rite dreams and desires are diff.
Though aditi has tol ethan..also

I ...
WOuld DEFER my LOW-GICAL comments
coz evry1wll start chilla-o-fyig @ me then
and then.. ppl start to Bring in BhavnaZ and all

jugni said...

@abhishek-- actuly abhishek we all r very sentimental ppl. so respect the bhavnaz and maksads of ppl.
apneh dil peh maat lagao bhaiya. no need to defer ur comments.
go ahead.
aagya granted.

Ethan said...


In that case, it totally depends on the person who defers. Some get to it and some "dream on".