DESIDERATA POEM BY MAX EHRMANNRegular price $30.00
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- Handmade in USA
The blessings are available in 4 different sizes. Listed measurements are the inner dimensions.
The 5x7 and 8x10 options are printed on ivory card-stock, and are matted in a forest-green matting with hand-embossed gold corners of Celtic design. The dark-wood, walnut frame is ¾ inches thick, and comes with glass, a hanger, and an easel for easy display.
The 11x14 and 16x20 options are printed on ivory card-stock, and are matted in a forest-green double-matting with gold inner trim. The dark-wood, walnut frame is 1 ½ inches thick, and comes with plexiglass and a hanger for wall display.
Due to the amount of text in the poem, the text on the smaller sizes may be hard to read. We highly recommend the larger sizes for this poem.
The text reads: "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. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own 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. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical 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 dark 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 in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. Max Ehrmann, 1927"
A personalized message can also be included at no extra cost, and will appear underneath the original text. Please note that we may have to resize or reformat the text to accommodate your personal message. We make every attempt to format the text so that is as visually appealing as possible. You may send us a message to request a draft image of the personalization before we ship it out.
The font we use is called “Tolkien”, we use this font as it most resembles traditional Celtic/Gaelic handwriting. If you have any special requests regarding font, size, or formatting, please send a message after ordering and we will be more than happy to accommodate you.