Desiderata Poem

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    Desiderata Poem with Roses
    Calligraphy Print

  • desiderata print

    Desiderata Poem with Diamonds
    Calligraphy Print


GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the 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 to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story... continue


  • Desiderata Blue RosesBlue roses with dark blue mat
  • Red roses with light gray mat
  • Pink roses with pink mat
  • Purple roses with purple mat
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Desiderata is the famous poem written by Max Ehrmann meaning “things that are desired.” It urges people to see the beauty and troubles of the world through wise, hopeful and compassionate eyes. The Desiderata poem has touched countless people since it was written in 1927. This website is dedicated to Desiderata — its history, text and vision. “Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence...”
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Master calligrapher and artist Sherrie Lovler shares her talents in designing two versions of Desiderata — one with flowers and one with diamonds. These are available in many sizes and colors, posters and prints, matted or framed, directly from the artist. They make perfect gifts for graduation and birthdays, and a great reminder for yourself to “Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
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