Desiderata Prose Poem - a2000greetings
Desiderata"A 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann. Desiderata prose poem is printable. This printable version of Desiderata is available here along with the National Lampoon's version of Desiderata. And sound version of National Lampoon Deteriorata!"
Sound Version Of Desiderata
DESIDERATA PROSE POEMGo 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 the truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull (and ignorant); they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself to 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 career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs, for 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 the strength of the spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with 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 shams, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
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Desiderata by Max EhrmannWritten in 1927 and published in 1948. Max Ehrmann 1872-1945) A lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana.
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Information about Desiderata. Dr Charles Moore, a U.S. Army psychiatrist distributed copies of the Desiderata poem to soldiers. This helped with devotion and spoken-word.
More information about the Desiderata. A parody of the Desiderata was made in 1972 by the National Lampoon. They did the parody on this prose entitled Deteriorata.
National Lampoon Deteriorata Sound Version
National Lampoon DeteriorataYou are a fluke of the universe. You have no right to be here.
Go placidly amid the noise and waste,
And remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.
Avoid quiet and passive persons, unless you are in need of sleep.
Rotate your tires.
Speak glowingly of those greater than yourself,
And heed well their advice, even though they be turkeys.
Know what to kiss, and when.
Consider that two wrongs never make a right, but that three do.
Wherever possible, put people on hold.
Be comforted that in the face of all aridity and disillusionment,
and despite the changing fortunes of time,
There is always a big future in computer maintenance.
Remember The Pueblo.
Strive at all times to bend, fold, spindle, and mutilate.
Know yourself. If you need help, call the FBI.
Exercise caution in your daily affairs,
Especially with those persons closest to you -
That lemon on your left, for instance.
Be assured that a walk through the ocean of most souls
Would scarcely get your feet wet.
Fall not in love therefore. It will stick to your face.
Gracefully surrender the things of youth: birds, clean air, tuna, Taiwan.
And let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
Hire people with hooks.
For a good time, call 606-4311. Ask for Ken.
Take heart in the bedeepening gloom
That your dog is finally getting enough cheese.
And reflect that whatever fortune may be your lot,
It could only be worse in Milwaukee.
You are a fluke of the universe.
You have no right to be here.
And whether you can hear it or not,
The universe is laughing behind your back.
Therefore, make peace with your god,
Whatever you perceive him to be - hairy thunderer, or cosmic muffin.
With all its hopes, dreams, promises, and urban renewal,
The world continues to deteriorate.
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trees and the stars strive for high ideals nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune career however humble full of heroism distress yourself with dark persons strive for high perennial as the grass child of the universe enjoy your achievements face of all aridity noisy confusion of life life keep peace everywhere life is full greater and lesser persons noise and haste dark imaginings interested in your own career aridity and disenchantment placidly amid the noise
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