Clover Blossom in Grass

What Does ‘Pismire’ Mean?

One of the ways I meditate is to look up words I don’t know. The word ‘pismire‘ appears in Walt Whitman’s eternal shocker Leaves of Grass (that link includes the full text of the poem). Pismire means ‘ant’ and the etymology comes from Middle English pisse (meaning urine) + mire (meaning ‘ant,’ likely Old Norse).…