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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
  Where the dreams come in from the rush and the din
Like sheep from the rains and the thunder.
            —William Stanley Braithwaite
As the birds come in the Spring,
  We know not from where;
As the stars come at evening
  From depths of the air;

As the rain comes from the cloud,
  And the brook from the ground;
As suddenly, low or loud,
  Out of silence a sound;

As the grape comes to the vine,
  The fruit to the tree;
As the wind comes to the pine,
  And the tide to the sea;

As come the white sails of ships
  O’er the ocean’s verge;
As comes the smile to the lips,
  The foam to the surge;

So come to the Poet his songs,
  All hitherward blown
From the misty realm, that belongs
  To the vast Unknown.
            —Henry W. Longfellow
Airy tinklings come and go,
Like chimings from far off tower,
Or prattling of an April shower,
That makes the daisies grow.
            —Mrs. Agnes E. Mitchell
  Cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down.
            —Old Testament

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