Monday, May 10, 2010

What Happens Now?!

Dream Deferred (Originally titled Harlem)

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


At 7/29/2010 11:24 AM , Blogger Benny said...

The pictures tear my heart out.

If you're analyzing it from their perspective, they may argue that for them it's not a dream, it's reality. Perhaps we are the ones dreaming.

At 8/02/2010 6:18 PM , Anonymous baruch said...

That makes a lot of sense. I think the argument here is that a dream can be distinguished from reality according to its affects

At 8/16/2010 8:41 PM , Blogger Benny said...

You'll need to explain that one.

So their dreams cannot be reality, because they affect what?


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