Desiderata posters and prints in beautiful calligraphy. "Go
placidly amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace
there may be in silence. As far as possible..."   
by Max Ehrmann

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The Story Behind Desiderata

Desiderata is a very famous poem. Unfortunately, many prints and reproductions give credit to the wrong source. You may see "found in Old Saint Paul's Church 1692" or "by anonymous" but this is incorrect. A copy of the poem was in fact "found" at Old Saint Paul's Church, but not in 1692. The year 1692 happens to be the date that the church was established, but there was no structure at that time.


Other sources of Desiderata

Desiderata: A Poem for a Way of Life is available for purchase in hardcover at "This classic book of inspiration has sold more than 190,000 copies and continues to give comfort and cheer to new readers year after year." Max Ehrmann's other books: The Desiderata Of Love: A Collection of Poems for the Beloved, The Desiderata of Happiness: A Collection of Philosophical Poems, The Desiderata of Hope: A Collection of Poems to Ease Your Way in Life, and The Desiderata of Faith: A Collection of Religious Poems are also available at

Les Crane's record of Desiderata is available as an audio CD thru


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Desiderata is
available in:
 8x10"  single mat
 8x10"  framed
11x14" single mat
11x14" double mat
11x14" framed
12x16" single mat

12x16" double mat
12x18" purple poster
18x27" poster

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