As trees that suddenly have dropped their leaves.
Most like a fleet of stars that southing go.
| Calm as the solitude between wide stars.|| 3|
Like silly school-girls in the silliest mood.|| 4|
| Her cheeks like winter apples red of hue.|| 5|
| Clear as the flame of sacrifice.|| 6|
| Comforting as April air|
After the snow.
| Sighs as deep as destiny.|| 8|
| Drifted like a scarlet feather|
Torn from the folded wings of clouds.
| Sweet eyes
tender as the deeps in yonder skies.|| 10|
|Her face like roses blown,|
And in the radiance and the hush,
Her thought was shown.
| Fade like an August marigold.|| 12|
| Faint as the light of stars and wan.|| 13|
As the night-owls sob of fear,
As Memnon mourning at morn.
| Good and free|
As when poor Eve was innocent.
| Fresh as milk and roses.|| 16|
| Grand as the frigate on the wind.|| 17|
| Hollower than an echo fallen|
Across some clear abyss.
| Light as a rustling foot on last years leaves.|| 19|
| Melt like gold refined.|| 20|
|Standing as motionless as pillar set|
To guide a wanderer in a pathless waste.
| Like coral insects multitudinous.|| 22|
| Pale she was|
As lily yet unsmiled on by the sun.
as waiting to be sheeted home.|| 24|
|Like a wild thing, suddenly aware|
That it is caged, which flings and bruises all
Its body at the bars, he rose, and raged.
| Red as an angry sunset.|| 26|
| Remote, as the dead lords of song,|
Great masters who have made us what we are.
| Reverend as Lear.|| 28|
| Shook as one that looks on death.|| 29|
| Silent as sleep or shadow.|| 30|
| Smoothly glide|
As ships drop down a river with the tide.
| Soft as loves first word.|| 32|
| Soft as cream.|| 33|
| Still as a rock set in the watery deep.|| 34|
| Tender as russet crimson dropt on snows.|| 35|
| Thick as a swarm of bees.|| 36|
| Trembled like a thing about to die.|| 37|
| True as time.|| 38|
As a lily in the shade.
As snow at night when the moon is gone.
Like ships in heaven full-sailed.
| White as the snowy rose of Guelderland.|| 42|