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April is poetry month! Are you taking time to read poetry? Below is one of my favorite quotes.
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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?
I love this poem by Langston Hughes. It can be taken two ways. The first involves the plight of black people in our country when the poem was written. I hope and pray that things are changing!
The second way to interpret this poem is at it’s surface level. What happens if we defer a dream? I think it especially speaks to women my age. It’s like— if not now, when?
Let’s all dream big dreams today!! What are your dreams? My husband and I have let ourselves dream lately, and it’s been so much fun. We are dreaming of what our life will look like in 5 years, 10 years!! Let me just say! We are dreaming big dreams. We have big plans!! I hope you do too!!