Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
It avails not, neither time or place – instance avails not,
I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so many generations hence,
I project myself – also I return – I am with you, and know how it is. (lines 20-22)
Others the same – others who look back on me, because I looked forward to them,
(The time will come, though I stop here to-day and to-night.) (lines 55-56)
What is it, then, between us?
What is the count of the scores or hundreds of years between us? (lines 57-58)