"Desiderata" is a poem written by American Writer Max Ehrmann (1872-1945). It was found in politican Adlai Stevenson's house in his bedroom after he died. "Desiderata" was made into a musical spoken-word recording in 1971 by Les Crane. It rose to #8 on the American Billboard Chart, #4 in Canada, #6 in the UK, and #4 in Australia. The British band "In the Nursery" adapted the poem to music on it's 1992 album "Duality". In 2012, Morgan Freeman expressed how deeply "Desiderata" shaped his life.