D for Dreams.


As you all probably know I am a great Poetry fan,
I came across this sweet little verse a while ago, 
I liked it so much that  put it my special little,
 ABCW book of ideas,
to use at an appropriate time, as now.
I do hope you like it.

DREAMS.....  by Langston Hughes.
Hold fast to dreams
for if dreams die,
Life is a broken winged bird
That cannot fly
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go.
Life is a barren field
frozen with snow.


Childhood Dreams.


When I was a small child
 I used to DREAM of 
Tinkerbell.

Tinkerbell said to Peter Pan

 'You know the place between sleep and wake,

 the place where you still can remember DREAMING,

that's where I'll always love you,

 That's where I'll be waiting'. 


 'Never Never Land'
It was a place where children never
grew up and had wonderful adventures
The story is the classic children's story
called Peter Pan, written by J.M. Barrie.
Peter was a boy who refused to grow up.
he would fly out of his bedroom window
taking with him a few friends he also had a special
friend in Tinkerbell the fairy.
They had many adventures in Neverland and 
Peter had several skirmishes with Captain Hook
and a ticking crocodile.                     

Peter fighting with Captain Hook.

Eventually during their final skirmish Peter pushed Captain Hook into the Crocodile's jaws and wicked Hook was eaten... Hurrah !


Statue of Peter Pan in Kensington palace Gardens, London.
  (All the pictures on this post are by courtesy of Mr Google.)

Thanks to Denise Roger and Leslie, along with the special team of helpers for keeping this well loved meme running for a decade or more.

Best wishes to you all,
from,
Di.
ABCW team.










Comments

  1. Dare to dream, for in the daring there is defiance to live beyond your circumstances.

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    1. Indeed Rajesh, How delightfully succinct,
      Lovely to hear from you again,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  2. for if dreams die,
    Life is a broken winged bird ....Really great lines.Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi Murthy K vvs,
      Good to hear from you again, I loved that short verse/poem,
      Such touching prose, in fact, quite Delightful !
      So pleased you liked it,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  3. I profess to never stop dreaming! Too much to do in this lifetime still...always enjoyed the story of Peter Pan, but have met too many in real life! lol

    Leslie
    abcw team

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    1. Hello leslie,
      When I was a child, I had one of the original copies of the book but must confess, some of the descriptions and illustrations in Never Never Land, I found rather scary.
      About dreaming, I feel, one is never to old to dream and you are more in a position now, I suspect, to be
      able to follow your dreams..
      Being a dreamer myself, I truly believe that there's always something around the corner so go on my dear friend, go follow those dreams.
      Love Di,
      ABCW team xxx.

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  4. Lovely entry for D Di... Dreams, the beautiful ones, color our days...
    Even awake I love (day-)dreaming about wishes coming true

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-20d/
    (want to take a preview at the new url starting round 21 ? http://abcwednesday.wordpress.com)

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    1. Hello Melody,
      Yes, it is good to dream but one mustn't lose sight of
      reality...When I first met my husband Ian, I was so 'in love'
      that I dreamed all the time of us getting married, five years later, we married, so I guess my dream came true (married 30 years this year). I some times dream of having a large lottery win so that i could help our family out also several charities close to my heart.
      Best wishes Melody,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  5. Thank you so much PC for your kind words.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  6. Wonderful post ~ love Langston Hughes works and used to fantasize about Peter Pan too ~ thanks ~

    Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful week ~ ^_^

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    1. Hi Carol,
      Yes, Langston Hughes is a wondeful writer, sometimes simple and hits the spot but then deep and very stirring, I haven't covered him before but I hope to look at more of his writing
      in the future.

      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  7. Dreams are always a surprise, - you just never know what lovely lands they will take you to, or who you are likely to see....

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    1. Exactly,
      Hildred,
      Since I've been prescribed a certain drug for pain control I've had some bizare dreams. I think it's good to shut off sometimes and have a little day dream!
      Best wishes,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  8. There's a new movie called Paterson about a poet. I haven't seen it. Yet.
    ROG, ABCW

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    1. Tried to find this Roger but can't make any connection with Langston Hughes??
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  9. Lovely post Diane ..Yes we all hope our dreams come true, hopefully all will be clear soon ♥ Hope you are well. Take care Anne

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    1. Hello Anne,
      thanks for stopping by, it's always good to hear from you.
      Well! I sincerely hope that the good dreams you have do come true and everything settles down for you, you deserve some joy in your life again, then, all your dreams will have come true.
      Best regards n hugs,
      Di,
      ABCW team.

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  10. Beautiful poem. Life without dreams would be sad. Let our dreams come true, and then we'll have another ones :)

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    1. Hi Klara,
      thanks for dropping by and your ideals about dreams, succinctly
      put,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  11. I don't remember the beautiful sentiments of the Tinkerbell quote but will now.

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    1. Joy It seems that Tinkerbell had lots of profound statements to make, She was quite a zippy littly Fairy,
      Best wishes,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  12. I like your idea of having an ABCW book of ideas. Those ideas come and go for me, so writing in a book is a very good idea. The statue is beautiful as are your thoughts about Never Never Land.

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  13. Hi Pat,
    I am an inveterate note taker, not only do I have my ABCW note book, I have about 4 note books on the go, from lists for on-line food shop.prescription orders, scrabble words etc. I have 3 adult daughters and they are just the same, now even my grandchilden have note books, issued by Grandma (moi)...May be it's writing for posterity.
    Best wishes,
    Di.
    ABCW team.

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  14. Is Peter Pan still in Sefton Park?

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    1. Hi Vino Girl,
      Yes the Peter pan statue is still in Sefton Park,
      it was restored in 2005. If you google it there is
      a lot more info about. A while ago The Palm House was restored too, (if you didn't already know),
      lovely to hear from you Best regards,
      Di.
      ABCW team.

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  15. I haven't read Langston Hughes in many years. I love that poem. Thanks for bringing it back into my life, Di. Hugs to you. :-)

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    1. Hisey Su-sieee,
      I am ashamed to say I've only recently discovered him.
      When I was at college we studied most of the classic
      British poets, which is hardly surprising as the UK is oozing with them.
      I have researched quite a few great American poets including E.A. Poe, Maya Angelo (favouite), Longfellow, Ogden May, Mark Twain,Louisa M Alcott etc.I'm definitely into Langton Hughes right now and What a complex man he was!
      Since I retired I have a thirst for all kinds of things that I'd neve even thought abou,t since finishing my education.
      Hugs,
      ABCW team.

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  16. love the idea of the book.. for a few rounds when i participated a year or so ago, i worked with themes for each round too :) but some letters were always hard to work with so this will be a cool book..

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  17. Hi there Lady in Read,
    Good to hear from you I have note book and notes for all kinds of matters, including ideas to put into the book i've yet to write !
    My three daughters are all note book 'keepers' as are our two grandaughters, the boys don't bother!
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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