measurelessness


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The divine substance by its measurelessness exceeds every form which our intellect attains; and thus we cannot apprehend it by knowing what it is.
And it is inside the room, inside the stanza of the poem--the space, one could say, in the expanse--that we find Holderlin in his tower (Turm) asking space itself if it is the measure of what he knows; thus, a measurelessness; Poem/Building, yet without meter, without ground.
(30) His search for a model for politics involves exposing the instabilities of this "homo-fraternal and phallogocentric schema" and reconceiving friendship as more inclusive and democratic, "just beyond the law, and measured up against its measurelessness." (31)

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