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max ehrmann


Max Ehrmann, was a German-American poet and lawyer from Terre Haute, Indiana, who lived from 1872 to 1945.

The Desiderata was a poem written by him and published in 1927.  The name is Latin, and it means "things considered desirable".  

He has also written many other poems.  See the Links page for more information about Max Ehrmann and his work.