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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
William Watson
 
  Thou art brief as a glitter of sand ’twist tide and tide.  1
  Certainly as day comes after day.  2
  Cold, like a star.  3
  Dead as dreams.  4
As flowers desire the kisses of the rain,
She his, and many a year desired in vain.
  5
  Gaily, as one who hath no care or pain.  6
  Ghostly as remembered mirth.  7
  Healthful as poignant brine.  8
As some adventurous flower, on savage craig-side grown,
Seems nourished hour by hour from its wild self alone,
So lives inveterate Hope, on her own hardihood.
  9
  Day like to day, face like to face, as waves in some calm sea.  10
Love, like a bird, hath perch’d upon a spray
For thee and me to hearken what he sings.
  11
  Mean as dust, and dead as dreams.  12
  Turbid as passion.  13
  Wide as woe.  14
  Writhe as a dragon by some great spell curbed and foiled.  15
 
 
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