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.