Desiderata, that world-famous poem that begins, ‘Go placidly amid the noise an haste’ must be one of the best-loved poems in the English language. This beautiful little book brings together more about the evils and scandals he saw around him, and in his quest for contentment he turned to nature and the eternal passage of the seasons. Readers will find in his poems much that is relevant in today’s harsh and insecure world, because in it is beauty and goodness that we will find reality and truth. the Desiderata poem that has already brought inspiration to millions, but this volume also contains many other poems from the same author that will be appeal in our present troubled times.
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What could be more placid amid noise and haste than a cat staring quietly out into a dramatic skyscape, her soft fur reflecting the light? Or more peaceful than sleeping kittens cuddled up together in a pile? Does anything illustrate the idea of "being on good terms with all persons” more than a sweet, small feline sitting atop a large, calm dog? From photos of a meowing kitty ("speak your truth quietly and clearly”) to another happily licking her paw ("beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself”), this Desiderata will charm every cat lover and provide spiritual sustenance, too.
Man’s best friend has always been a source of comfort and calm for owners--and that makes the combination of dogs and Desiderata such a superb match. Each phrase in the poem receives just the right accompanying image: a black Lab resting quietly on the beach illustrates "and remember what peace there may be in silence.” A cute mutt with its face cocked to the side--as if concentrating on a conversation--demonstrates what it means to "listen to others.” A pair consisting of one large and one small doggie reveals the truth that: "For always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” Every dog lover will be charmed.