Got Text?

Rhian (otherwise known as Charity Laurus) has and it’s in the form of an entirely dot-lined version of the Desiderata (full text / video).

More of this amazing work by Rob Hoskins of Idle Hand, Cheltenham, England after the break..

23 thoughts on “Got Text?

  1. “Desiderata – Beautifully written words…

    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. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others; even the dull and ignorant – they too have their story.

    Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexatious to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

    Keep interested in your own career however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism.

    Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is perennial as the grass.

    Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

    You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the starsyou 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 with your soul.

    With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

    “Desiderata” was written by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945)”

  2. wow. that was possibly the most beautiful thing I’ve ever read. Even though it’s simply text, I think this is one of the coolest tattoos I’ve seen!

  3. No no no this is by Rob Hoskins of idle hand tattoo in Cheltenham England!
    Maybe they got muddled when i submitted them but Jason did text on the back of my neck!


  4. That is gorgeous, and huge, and wonderful for it. I’m a fan. My eyes were rather more taken, though, by the artist.

    Rob Hoskins? Same surname as me, and about fifteen miles from where I grew up (and am right now, for that matter). I wonder if we’re related? *ponders*

  5. A step up from reading the breasts of girls with text t-shirts! And maybe the ultimate honor in the eyes of a bibliophile… turning oneself into a piece of literature. Appealing concept.

  6. I have this taped to my wall. :)
    My teacher gave me it when I was in middle school.

  7. I’ve never been a fan of poetry which tells you how to live, however abstract, but the style of this is really gorgeous.

  8. Ah, man, just last week I was talking about how I’d love to get part of Desiderata as a tattoo. Cool.

  9. Said it in the last entry and I’ll say it again. Out of all her tattoos, this is my favourite.

  10. Simpley beautiful and inspiring. I enjoyed it as prose set to music when I performed it in middle school. Then, when I was in college, I had a copy framed. It hangs on my bedroom wall today.

  11. My grandfather carried this poem in his wallet until the day he died. The words are so beautiful, especially to me.

  12. Man, I love Desiderata. Ha, I guess that’s about all I’ve to say.

  13. hey..

    yeah, i did the tattoo, took about 4ish hours, ALL dots, no lines whatsoever..

    i have more work on my myspace page if anyone wants a peek, go ahead!


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