VOICE – Shilpi, MUSIC – Ganesh Bhagvath When you’re going through a period of self-doubt or you are having problems accepting someone or a situation, listen to this poem. It really embodies what life and our relationships with each other are all about. This poem, Desiderata by Max Ehrmann, really resonates with us as it reminds us to be kind, respectful, accepting and honest.
It’s not a very long poem, but its simplicity only makes the words more striking. It’s always such a beautiful reminder when you read old poetry or literature and realize that those before us experienced the same kind of woes or struggles, questioning the same things we do. As when it comes to raw human emotion, and the way we should treat each other, the passing of decades does not change what ultimately makes us human and what makes us good people.
“Desiderata” (Latin: “desired things”) 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 devotional and spoken-word recordings in 1971 and 1972.