|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
As trees that suddenly have dropped their leaves.
|Bereft as a man whom bitter time bereaves|
Of blossom at once and hope of garnered sheaves,
Of April at once and August.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
As when some tower doth fall,
With battlement, and wall,
And gate, and bridge, and all,
And nothing left.
Mary A. Townsend