Is like the sea wave, which the more you drink
The more you thirstyeadrink too much, as men
Have done on rafts of wreckit drives you mad.
| Beauty passes like a breath.|| 2|
| Black as ashbuds in the front of March.|| 3|
| Blank as death.|| 4|
| Blind as any noonday owl.|| 5|
| Bright as light.|| 6|
| Bright and light as the crest of a peacock.|| 7|
| Burnt as a living fire as emeralds.|| 8|
| Burst, like a thunderbolt.|| 9|
| Burst like Heavenly Hope.|| 10|
| Chimes, like silver hammers falling on silver anvils.|| 11|
| Chirping, like the dry|
High-elbowd grigs that leap in summer grass.
| Clasped her like a lover.|| 13|
| Clean as blood of babes.|| 14|
| Clear as wind.|| 15|
Like serpent eggs together.
|Crept to the gate, and opend it, and closed,|
As lightly as a sick mans chamber-door.
| Crashed, like a hurricane.|| 18|
| Like simple noble natures, credulous.|| 19|
|Cruel as a schoolboy ere he grows|
| The air is damp, and hushd, and close as a sick mans room when he taketh repose an hour before death.|| 21|
| Dance like a witherd leaf.|| 22|
| Dear as rememberd kisses after death.|| 23|
| A grief as deep as life or thought.|| 24|
|Died like odor rapt in the winged wind,|
Borne into the alien lands and far away.
| Drove like a cataract.|| 26|
| Empty as a skull.|| 27|
| Faints like a dazzled morning moon.|| 28|
|Fairer than Rachel by the palmy well,|
Fairer than Ruth among the fields of corn.
| Softer falls|
Than petals from blown roses on the grass.
| Fine as ice-ferns on January panes.|| 31|
| Comes fitfully like broken music.|| 32|
As are the roots of earth and base of all.
| Fled like a glittering rivulet to the tarn.|| 34|
| As flies the shadow of a bird, she fled.|| 35|
| Fleeting like a beam of light.|| 36|
| Flitted away like a kite wi a brokken string.|| 37|
As perfume of the cuckoo-flower.
| Fresh as the first beam glittering on a sail.|| 39|
| Fresh as the foam, new-bathed in Paphian wells.|| 40|
| Gaunt as it were the skeleton of himself.|| 41|
|Music that gentler on the spirit lies, Than tird eyelids upon tird eyes.|| 42|
| Glancing like a dragon-fly.|| 43|
| Gleamed like fancy made of golden air.|| 44|
| Glittered like a bed of flowers.|| 45|
| Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.|| 46|
| Grand as doomsday and as grave.|| 47|
| Grave as from a funeral.|| 48|
As when a hawker hawks his wares.
| Hold like colors of a shell.|| 50|
| Hollow as the hopes and fears of men.|| 51|
| Hurled as a stone from out of a catapult.|| 52|
like the leaf in a roaring whirlwind.|| 53|
as a sick mans room when he taketh repose.|| 54|
| Lean as death.|| 55|
| Leapt like a passing thought.|| 56|
| Light as the singing bird that wings the air.|| 57|
|My spirit loved and loves him yet,|
Like some poor girl whose heart is set
On one whose rank exceeds her own.
| Lovely as a landscape in a dream.|| 59|
| He melted like a cloud in the silent summer heaven.|| 60|
| Melt like mist.|| 61|
| The verse murmurs
like the moan of doves in immemorial elms.|| 62|
| More near and near,|
Like doves about a dovecote, wheeling round.
| Pale as Jephthas daughter.|| 64|
| Pale as the passing of a ghost.|| 65|
| Panted hard,|
Like one that feels a nightmare on his bed.
| Pass like a light.|| 67|
| Rang out like hollow woods, at hunting-tide.|| 68|
|Reels, as the golden Autumn woodland reels|
Athwart the smoke of burning weeds.
| Rich as Emperor-moths.|| 70|
| Rich as for the nuptials of a king.|| 71|
| Rippled like an over-fleeting wave.|| 72|
| Rolld about like tumbled fruit in grass.|| 73|
| Ruthless as a baby with a worm.|| 74|
| Sharp as reproach.|| 75|
| Shines like fires in swamps.|| 76|
As slopes a wild brook oer a little stone.
| Smiling as a master at one|
That is not of his school, nor any school
But that where blind and naked Ignorance
Delivers brawling judgments, unashamed.
|There is sweet music here that softer falls|
Than petals from blown roses on the grass.
| Sparkles like a grain of salt.|| 80|
| Splinterd like an icicle.|| 81|
| Stiff as a viper frozen.|| 82|
| Stiff as Lots wife.|| 83|
Like those long mosses in the stream.
| Swept like a torrent.|| 85|
| Sweet as new buds in spring.|| 86|
| Tall as a figure lengthened on the sand.|| 87|
| Thick as Autumn rains.|| 88|
| Thick as dust in vacant chambers.|| 89|
| Her slender nose|
Tip-tilted like the petal of a flower.
| Troubled, as if with anger or pain.|| 91|
| Uncertain as a vision or a dream.|| 92|
| White as any flower.|| 93|
| White as privet.|| 94|
| White as utter truth.|| 95|
As birds make ready for their bridal time.