Mut Griot Post-Dreams activate creativity, innovation, and inventions


Dreams activate creativity, innovation, and inventions

Mural by Katie Yamasaki.
Mural by Katie Yamasaki.

As African Americans we express ourselves in many forms. Throughout history we used storytelling, poetry, dance, art, and singing to share our cultural experiences. Even in our most troubled times we always managed to sing to hold onto our joy. We must teach our children the simplicity and beauty of art that comes alive by using one’s mind, heart, and hands. In this technology driven society we must teach our children to dream. Because dreams activate creativity, innovation, and inventions.

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.

Name the title of this poem.

Name the African American author who wrote these words.

Feature Artist

Mural by Katie Yamasaki.
Mural by Katie Yamasaki.

Katie Yamasaki is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY.

She works primarily as a muralist, children’s book author / illustrator and teaching artist.

Taken from her website at


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