January 18, 2010
Happy Martin Luther King Day! (Celebrate with some Langston Hughes)
Posted by Christine Hurt
Happy MLK Day!  Today was a school holiday for both us professor-parents and our schoolkids.  We celebrated MLK Day as we have for the past eight years, with birthday cake and supper for a few friends.  We have a very kid-centered agenda, with a viewing of the (abbreviated) I Have a Dream speech, and this year, with poetry by Langston Hughes.  Here is a poem entitled "The Dream Keeper," which resonated with my feelings toward the aspirations of my little guys, including Luke, who was the reader:

The Dream Keeper

Bring me all of your dreams,

You dreamers,

Bring me all of your Heart melodies

That I may wrap them

In a blue cloud-cloth

Away from the too-rough fingers

Of the world.

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