Desiderata

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...”   more about Desiderata

Desiderata Prints and Posters

Are you looking for a Desiderata print or poster? You came to the right place. World-renowned master calligrapher and artist Sherrie Lovler shares her talents in designing two versions of Desiderata — one with roses and one with diamonds. These are available in many sizes and colors, posters and prints, matted or framed. 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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We offer 86 different options of designs, sizes, colors and frames. All our prints and posters are archivally reproduced, the mats are acid-free and the frames are solid wood. Here are some close-up images showing the detailed craftmanship of our work.

close-up1Clear, easy to read lettering style
close-up2Hand-painted roses embellish the design
close-up3Traditional style initial letter with gold
close-up4Masculine version with diamond design

Desiderata Poem

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...
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