His parents divorced when he was a young child, and his father moved to Mexico. He was raised by his grandmother until he was thirteen, when he moved to Lincoln, Illinois, to live with his mother and her husband, before the family eventually settled in Cleveland, Ohio. It was in Lincoln that Hughes began writing poetry.
It was not particularly well known during his lifetime. But it became a huge hit in the 60's and the 70's when someone made a bestselling poster of it. And Desiderata became a huge hit.
Not just the poster, but narrated versions of the poem by Leonard Nimoy and Les Crane became big hits too. Back in the day, I really liked this About a poem and gave a poster of it to my sister.
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My sister in turn gave that copy to our niece as a gift, and she asked me what it meant. So I have put together here an analysis and interpretation of the poem's words. It's not a literary analysis for sure, and the poem itself is a beautiful work, full of delightful phrasing which still stirs my soul when i read it, these many years later.
Below, I have put the original words of the poem in regular font and a short interpretation about it in bold face.
Desiderata "This is what I want in my life" Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Everyone is walking their own path with their own struggles and could really use your good thoughts.
TV and the internet are full of these people, it is OK to let them go. And it is OK to let other people to be who they are.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. In their hearts, most people are kind and good. Pay attention to that part of them.
But understand that who you are how you think is going to change over the course of your lifetime. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. It is all that counts, and if you concentrate on loving others, you will find your own life filled with love in return.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. If a spiritual practice or religion teaches anything different than that — especially if they are teaching you to be afraid — that teaching is wrong, and its time for you to let go of your attachment to it.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Think good thoughts, do good things, and allow others to do the same for you.
Your perception of life will change tremendously, much for the better. Strive to be happy.Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed.
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