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Frank J. Wilstach, comp.  A Dictionary of Similes.  1916.
 
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  Where the dreams come in from the rush and the din
Like sheep from the rains and the thunder.
            —William Stanley Braithwaite
  1
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
  2
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
  3
  Cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down.
            —Old Testament
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