A poem exploring human exhaustion, dreams, and the beauty and burden of fruitful endeavors.
This short poem about dreams is one of the most influential poems of the 20th century, where Langston Hughes asks one of American poetry’s most famous questions: what happens to a dream deferred?
Amy Tan, in full Amy Ruth Tan, (born February 19, 1952, Oakland, California, U.S.), American author of novels about Chinese American women and the immigrant experience.
‘apne bistar pe bohat der se mein neem daraaz
sochti thi ke woh is waqt kahan par hoga
mein yahan hoo magar is koocha-e-rang-o-boo mein
roz ki tarah se woh aaj bhi aaya hoga…’
‘Ah! my heart melts as I move nearer and nearer / My feet try to catch the pace of moving wind / And there! / she, whispers, my heart flew to call you to the mountains.’
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