On April 8, 1341, Petrarch was crowned a poet on the Capitoline Hill in Rome.
Crowned a poet. Wow. Being a poet, writing poetry –even enjoying poetry– is sometimes viewed with a little confusion (to say the least) in our modern era.
I would love to see poets lauded as they ought to be, wouldn’t you?
“It is more honorable to be raised to a throne than to be born to one. Fortune bestows the one, merit obtains the other.”