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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A timeless and beautiful picture book--the perfect gift for every stage and season of life. The inspirational words of Max Ehrmann's timeless poem "Desiderata" have touched millions of readers throughout the world since it was first written in 1927. Now, more than 75 years later, the poem's simplicity and affirmation of life resonate more than ever, offering us--as only the truest words can--wisdom for how to live our lives with dignity, compassion, and faith. Marc Tauss's lyrical photographs, by turns surprising, thought provoking, and beautiful, are a visual poem in themselves.
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.