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" My foothold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite, I laugh at what you call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. "
Anne Gilchrist: Her Life and Writings - Seite 346
von Anne Burrows Gilchrist - 1887 - 368 Seiten
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American Poetry

Percy Holmes Boynton, Howard Mumford Jones, George Sherburn, Frank Martindale Webster - 1918 - 721 Seiten
...that is myself; And whether I come to my own to-day, or in ten thousand or ten million years, 20° I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness...call dissolution; And I know the amplitude of time. I am the poet of the Body; And I am the poet of the Soul. 21 The pleasures of heaven are with me, and...
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The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman

Anne Burrows Gilchrist, Walt Whitman - 1918 - 298 Seiten
...not trouble my spirit to vindicate itself or be understood. . " My foothold is tenoned and mortised in granite: I laugh at what you call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of Time." "No array of terms can say how much I am at peace about God and Death." You argued rightly that my...
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A History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 513 Seiten
...finely successful — as in his stanzas on the poet, or on himself, "the divine average," for example: My foothold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite; I...call dissolution; And I know the amplitude of time. To the hostile critic he offered an abundance of lines for unfriendly quotation, as almost every prolific...
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A History of American Literature

Percy Holmes Boynton - 1919 - 528 Seiten
...his stanzas on the poet, or on himself, "the divine average," for example: My foothold is tenon 'd and mortis'd in granite ; I laugh at what you call dissolution ; And I know the amplitude of time. To the hostile critic he offered an abundance of lines for unfriendly quotation, as almost every prolific...
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Poems

Walt Whitman - 1921 - 342 Seiten
...all). I exist as I am, that is enough, If no other in the world be aware I sit content, And if each and all be aware I sit content. One world is aware...call dissolution, And I know the amplitude of time. 21 I am the poet of the Body and I am the poet of the Soul, The pleasures of heaven are with me and...
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The South Atlantic Quarterly, Band 20

John Spencer Bassett, Edwin Mims, William Henry Glasson, William Preston Few, William Kenneth Boyd, William Hane Wannamaker - 1921 - 462 Seiten
...clear one of cheery optimism, of undaunted confidence, of faith and triumph. I know I am deathless; My foothold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite; I...call dissolution; And I know the amplitude of time." Even our most spiritual modern poets fall below him here. In Browning death is rather repellently physical,...
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The South Atlantic Quarterly, Band 20

John Spencer Bassett, Edwin Mims, William Henry Glasson, William Preston Few, William Kenneth Boyd, William Hane Wannamaker - 1921 - 404 Seiten
...optimism, of undaunted confidence, of faith and triumph. I know I am deathless; My foothold is tenon 'd and mortis'd in granite; I laugh at what you call dissolution ; And I know the amplitude of time." Even our most spiritual modern poets fall below him here. In Browning death is rather repellently physical,...
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My Philosophy and My Religion

Ralph Waldo Trine - 1921 - 130 Seiten
...that couplet of Whitman has been with me all afternoon — and what added meaning it takes on here: "I laugh at what you call dissolution And I know the amplitude of time." The afternoon is coming to its close. The days are shorter here in the Basin, because the trees are...
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From Whitman to Sandburg in American Poetry: A Critical Survey

Bruce Weirick - 1924 - 270 Seiten
...ten million years, I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait. My foot hold is tenon'd and mortis'd in granite; I laugh at what...call dissolution; And I know the amplitude of time." Or to continue his mystical revelation of himself and so by implication of ourselves too, as the container...
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From Whitman to Sandburg in American Poetry: A Critical Survey

Bruce Weirick - 1924 - 272 Seiten
...cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait. My foot hold is tenon'd and mortis 'd in granite; I laugh at what you call dissolution; And I know the amplitude of time." Or to continue his mystical revelation of himself and so by implication of ourselves too, as the container...
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