Desiderata Poem Desiderata Print Desiderata Poster Poetry Wall Art Graduation Gift Graduation Poem Student Poem Gift by Max Erhmann 1927

Desiderata Poem Desiderata Print Desiderata Poster Poetry Wall Art Graduation Gift Graduation Poem Student Poem Gift by Max Erhmann 1927

$2.76 $3.46

Shipping to United States: Free

Desiderata is the Latin for 'the desired things'. The poem was Written in 1927 by Max Erhmann. Initially it went largely unnoticed by the general public. However, from the 1960's onwards the poem became increasingly popular at graduation ceremonies. Its aspirational spirit became especially meaningful for many young people about to embark independently out into the world. It's a wonderful poem and deserves slow and repeated diligent reading.

6 color backgrounds to choose from:
Vintage Paper (1st image)
Chalkboard Black (2nd image)
Parchment (3rd image)
Matt Black (4th image)
Green Chalkboard (5th image)
Blueprint (6th image)

♥ Buy 2, get 1 FREE ♥
Add 2 prints to your cart and go to the checkout. Simply leave the full name of the FREE print (of the same size or smaller) you would like in the 'Add a note to Wallbuddy' box on the checkout page. I will see the note with your order and make sure to include the free print with your purchase:)

We offer several sizes to suit your needs starting from 2.5 X 3.5 (Wallet Size). Available sizes are shown in the SELECT A SIZE drop down menu above the ADD TO CART button. All the sizes offered are standard sizes and frames can easily be found online and at any frame or craft store once you are ready to hang your prints. The A3 (11.7 X 16.5) and A4 (8.3 X 11.7) are standard European sizes.

Printed on the best quality printing paper - Epson Premium Lustre Paper using Archival Pigment inks. The specially coated surface of this paper enhances the color depth and vibrancy of each print. It also comes with a guarantee of lifetime fade resistance.
PLEASE NOTE: This listing is for the print only, does not include the frame

5 x 7, 8 x 10 and A4 prints will be shipped flat in a protective, archival sleeve inside a cardboard envelope. Larger prints will be shipped in a sturdy cardboard mailing tube. All prints will reach you in pristine condition.

Your print will be made with care, packaged securely and shipped within 3-4 business days of purchase in a sturdy cardboard mailing tube via An Post Parcel Services, Ireland. It will then be delivered by the national postal service of the destination country e.g. USPS, Canada Post, Royal Mail, Australia Post, NZ Post etc.

*Excellent quality and fast delivery! I couldn't be more pleased :)
*Prompt delivery, item in excellent condition. Very happy!
* Beautiful picture and great quality! Love it on my wall!
*The artwork is amazing and it's printed perfectly on good quality paper. Wrapped up securely.


You can pay using most major credit/debit cards or using a Paypal account.

Shipping from Ireland

We send out your order within 1-2 business days and ship via An Post Parcel Services, Ireland. Every package is tracked and a tracking number will be sent with the shipping notification. We usually have your print to you within 3-5 business days within the island of Ireland. For the UK and Europe it usually takes 5-10 business days and for the Rest of the World it takes 5-14 business days.

Once your order is dropped off at the post office, I am not responsible for the time it takes for your order to get to you. I do not have control over the pace of the post office! International orders can sometimes take up to 4 weeks to ship depending on where you are located in the world. Shipping delays can occur due to weather, customs etc. I sadly can´t do anything about this, thank you for understanding.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

I stand behind my WallBuddy products 100%. When you make a purchase with WallBuddy I do everything I can to make sure I print a very high quality image and ship it to you securely. If I fail to do this I will refund you the cost of the product once the following conditions have been met:

*I receive the returned item in an unused condition
*You return to me the original delivery docket/E-mail (as proof of purchase)
*That the item is returned in the original secure packaging

Shipping is not eligible for refund unless there was a mistake in the printing process, or you were sent the wrong item. Return shipping fees are also the responsibility of the customer. There are no refunds, returns or exchanges on custom artwork, or digital downloads or files.


Each WallBuddy print is made using the highest quality photo paper available and is printed using eco solvent inks in our dedicated print studio in Co. Louth Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sizing details

All sizes are in inches except for the 50cm x 70cm size which is listed in centimeters.

Custom and personalised orders

I gladly except custom orders! Please contact me via convo for information on custom quotes or designs:)

Wholesale availability

I am happy to receive wholesale enquiries. Please contact me for prices and lead times.

Came as expected. Not disappointed. Great service

Thank you, it is lovely. X

Excellent print. Well done.

Really pleased with my print. Unfortunately wrong one was sent originally but Rory dealt with it straight away and the correct one sent first class the very next day. Very good customer service and prompt reply to messages 👌

Quick response to question, speedy deliver, exceptional packaging. Love this in my home... it is EXACTLY what I wanted! Highly recommend!

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