And not one barley corn less

From Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself

“In all people I see myself, none more, and not one a barley corn less,

And the good or bad I say of myself I say of them.”

And to make things clear to me, I looked it up – a “barley corn” is a unit of length equal to about 1/3 of an inch.  That is, not much.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s