Friedrich Holderlin 20 March 1770 – 6 June 1843

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Saw holiness in everything. Vision-stricken. Tremendous pathos. Mind-boggling hexameters. No rhyme. Completely cogent. A bit paranoid. Strange vertigo. You can't help but love him. With Holderlin, who needs Pindar?
He thought passionately about the meaning and purpose of life for the human being subject to decay to death in a universe also entropically doomed; and discovered in listening to language the call of Being in and with the gift of Being eternal..