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    Desiderata by Max Ehrmann - Poetry Reading


    by PearlsOfWisdom

    Desiderata - A poem by Max Ehrmann. About the poem - Desiderata is a 1927 prose poem by American writer Max Ehrmann. Largely unknown in the author's lifetime, the text became widely known after its use in a devotional, after subsequently being found at Adlai Stevenson's deathbed in 1965, and after spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972. About the poet - Max Ehrmann (September 26, 1872 – September 9, 1945) was an American writer, poet, and attorney from Terre Haute, Indiana, widely known for his 1927 prose poem "Desiderata". He often wrote on spiritual themes. For more videos log onto Also find us on Facebook at