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Desiderata Printable Digital Wall Art – Instant Download – Inspirational Poem

Desiderata Printable Digital Wall Art – Instant Download – Inspirational Poem

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A modern design representation of Max Ehrmann's inspirational poem, "Desiderata". Ready-to-print, A4 size.

Desiderata by Max Ehrmann is an uplifting, comforting and inspiring poem.

Our ready-to-print typographic artwork is inspired by spring-time with a fresh colour palette of soft green, beige and pinks.

Designed to coordinate with today’s home interiors, this Desiderata print will add a feel-good vibe to your office, desk, hallway, kitchen or bedroom.

My display version at home was printed on a basic ink-jet printer and it looks great. Of course though you will obtain an even richer depth of colour if you have the file printed at a photo lab – it’s up to you.

What You Will Receive

1 x A4 size high resolution ready to print PDF file delivered electronically

Desiderata (by Max Ehrmann, 1952)

Go placidly amid the noise and 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 the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story. 

Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and 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 with your soul. 

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy. 



- Instant download
- Print ready

- Economical, quick and easy way to decorate your space.
- Save on shipping costs (no physical product to send)
- Fantastic last minute gift idea
- Choose high-end printing or home-standard printing – your time, your budget, your choice

After you place your order you will instantly receive your PDF print ready file.

This print ready file can be printed from your home printer, or uploaded to a photo processing site such as

PLEASE NOTE: Colours may vary slightly depending on the equipment used to view and print this file.

This product is supplied to you under an unlimited licence only where it is printed for non-commercial (personal) purposes only. The design is copyright by Basking In Light, 2019, and may not be reproduced either in part or in total without the express written consent of the copyright holder.