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Desiderata (Latin for "desired things") is the plural form of desideratum.
The Free Dictionary .com lists the definition as:
(besides being the plural form) "considered necessary or highly desired."
(name unknown- lost tag)
by Max Ehrmann
(H fulva 'Kwanzo')
Go 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.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter,
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Exercise caution in your business affairs,
(My Reggae Tiger)
many persons strive for high ideals,
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection.
(name unknown - lost tag)
(Siloam Dream Baby)
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
(Pretty in Pink)
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
(name unknown - tag lost)
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 in your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
(Can you believe I couldn't find a photo of 'Stella d'Oro?' or 'Miracle Maid.' Nor do I have yet a good photo of 'Startle' or the newest addition to the gardens (last Fall) 'Siloam Double Classic.')
Desiderata was in fact written around 1920 (although some say as early as 1906), and certainly copyrighted in 1927, by lawyer Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) based in Terre Haute, Indiana.