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Petrarch – The Triumph of Eternity

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011784

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

From Wikipedia

Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch was an Italian scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. … In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri.  Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the "Dark Ages".

A description of the experience

Petrarch – The Triumph of Eternity

The time will come when every change shall cease
This quick revolving wheel shall rest in peace
No summer then shall glow, nor winter freeze
Nothing shall be to come and nothing past
But an eternal now shall ever last

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Wheel

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