|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Francis S. Saltus|
| Blue as the eyes of a saint.|| 1|
| Burn like black stars below the Orient moon.|| 2|
| Cheeks like peaches.|| 3|
| Consoling as night.|| 4|
| The waves
dashed like a torrent of pearls.|| 5|
| Desolate as death.|| 6|
| Dreamy as music.|| 7|
| Thine eyes|
Mirage of sultry prisons, flashing in
And out, like fulgrous lightning through dark skies.
|As a moonbeam white,|
As a starbeam white,
Was her eye of iris ray.
| Maiden fair as a silvery dream.|| 10|
| Flash like a steel blade tipped with fire.|| 11|
| Glimmered like fire.|| 12|
|Glistened like an emerald,|
Beneath the glow-worms sheen.
| Kisses as unctuous as oil.|| 14|
| Kisses like sweet, sad, subtle scents of myrrh.|| 15|
| Her laugh is like sunshine.|| 16|
| Lips like the carmines ruddy glow.|| 17|
Like the echo mad
Of some plaintive spirit strain.
|With low, uneasy sigh;|
Like the voice of wandering spirits,
Lamenting through the sky.
| As a meteor bright,|
As a comet bright,
Was her smile of pearl and spray.
| Vague as the music of a moon-bathed brook.|| 21|
as the deluge of early spring rain.|| 22|