Desiderata by Max Ehrman
Desiderata by Max Ehrman
Desiderata by Max Ehrmann is an inspirational poem about life and how to live at peace with yourself. It is a perfect graduation gift and literature gift
- This print has been reproduced from an original piece of art, which has been designed and exclusively HAND WRITTEN in calligraphy, on a gentle grey, sepia watercolour wash.
- This print comes in A4 and 12" x 16" to fit in a standard frame
- It has been printed onto heavy weight Bockingford 190gsm ivory, archival and acid free watercolour paper.
- This print has been professionally printed with Canon pigment inks which will not fade or yellow for around 100 years.
- It will be packaged very carefully and sent in a rigid cardboard tube.
- listing is for the print only, handing half frame is not currently included
The words of Desiderata by Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.