| Agree like married music in Loves answering air.|| 1|
| Black as black iron.|| 2|
|As the fading of a flower,|
As the falling of a leaf,
So brief its day and its hour.
| Bright as the golden poppy is that the beach breeds for the surf to kiss.|| 4|
| Changed me like a glove.|| 5|
| Chattering like magpies.|| 6|
| Close as oak and ivy stand.|| 7|
| Cry like famine.|| 8|
| Deep as the unfathomed endless sea.|| 9|
| Droned in sweetness like a fattened bee.|| 10|
|She dwindled, as the fair full moon doth turn|
To swift decay and burn
Her fire away.
|Her eyes are like the open heaven|
Holy and pure from sin.
| Dim dried eyes like an exhausted well.|| 13|
|Her own face was like a flower|
Of the prime,
Half in sunshine, half in shower,
In the years most tender time.
|Her face was like an opening rose,|
So bright to look upon:
But now it is like fallen snows,
As cold, as dead, as wan.
| Fair as a bridal chamber.|| 16|
| Fair thou art as moonrise after rain.|| 17|
| Faith is like a lily lifted high and white.|| 18|
|Like the watch-tower of a town|
Which an earthquake shatters down,
Like a lightning-stricken mast,
Like a wind-uprooted tree
Like a foam-topped waterspout
Cast down headlong in the sea,
She fell at last.
Like a red-hot eye from a grave.
| Flashing like fire-flies.|| 21|
| Fluttering like pigeons.|| 22|
| Fresh as dew.|| 23|
| Fresh as the sun.|| 24|
| Full as a plenteous river.|| 25|
| Gleams like a beacon from afar.|| 26|
| Glorious as a midnight star.|| 27|
| Glorious as purple twilight.|| 28|
| Glow like a flower.|| 29|
| Gone as an unreturning river.|| 30|
| Graceful as an ivy bough born to cling and lean.|| 31|
As though a distant singing sea broke on a tuneful strand.
| Green as the grave of a loved one.|| 33|
|Her hair is like the golden corn|
A low wind breathes upon:
Or like the golden harvest-moon
When all the mists are gone:
Or like a stream with golden sands
On which the sun has shone
Day after day in summertime
Ere autumn leaves are wan.
|My heart is like a singing bird|
Whose nest is in a watered shoot;
My heart is like an apple-tree
Whose boughs are bent with thickset fruit;
My heart is like a rainbow shell
That paddles in a halcyon sea;
My heart is gladder than all these
Because my love is come to me.
| Her heart is like an ordered house Good fairies harbour in.|| 36|
|As froth on the face of the deep,|
As foam on the crest of the sea,
As dreams at the waking of sleep,
As gourd of a day and a night,
As harvest that no man shall reap,
As vintage that never shall be,
Is hope if it cling not aright,
O my God unto Thee.
| Hope is like a harebell trembling from its birth.|| 38|
| Joyful as the light.|| 39|
| Kind as hovering dove.|| 40|
As lily drooping to death,
As a drought-worn bird with failing breath,
As a lovely vine without a stay,
As a tree whereof the owner saith,
Hew it down to-day.
| Listened like a cushat dove that listens to its mate alone.|| 42|
| Love is like a lovely rose the worlds delight.|| 43|
|As running rivers moan|
On their course alone,
So I moan
| Mounting like a flame.|| 45|
| Murmured like seas that are tempesting.|| 46|
As the fair changing moon.
| Pale as whom the Fates astound.|| 48|
| Pale as Parian statues.|| 49|
| Passed away,|
Like the remembrance of a guest that tarrieth but a day.
| Pleasant as budding tree.|| 51|
| As plump as plump can be.|| 52|
| Pure as the dove.|| 53|
| Pure as virgin purity.|| 54|
| Reel like a leaf thats drawn to a water-wheel.|| 55|
| Renew thy youth, as eagle from the nest.|| 56|
| Rocking like the stately lilies beneath the stately sky.|| 57|
| Rolled up like a scroll.|| 58|
|As rivers seek the sea,|
Much more deep than they,
So my soul seeks Thee
| Shrill as bird on topmost twig.|| 60|
| Silent as the silence where men lie slain.|| 61|
| She sings|
As if a choir of spirits swept
From earth with throbbing wings.
| Smile like summer after snow.|| 63|
| Tones as smooth as honey.|| 64|
| Soared like incense to the skies.|| 65|
|Soft as a sunny shadow|
When day is almost done.
| Soft as musics measure.|| 67|
|As the delicate rose|
To the suns sweet strength
Doth herself unclose,
Breadth and length;
So spreads my heart to thee.
| Stately like the stars.|| 69|
| Steadfast as a fixed star.|| 70|
|Her locks streamed like the torch|
Borne by a racer at full speed,
Or like the mane of horses in their flight
Or like an angel when she stems the light
Straight towards the sun,
Or like a caged thing freed,
Or like a flying flag when armies run.
|Laura stretched her gleaming neck|
Like a rush-imbedded swan,
Like a lily from the beck,
Like a moonlit poplar branch,
Like a vessel at the launch
When its last restraint is gone.
| Strong as strong Ajaxs red right hand.|| 73|
|Beggars sue as king with king|
Before the Throne of Grace on high.
| Tender as dawns first hill-fire.|| 75|
| Thunder like the ocean when in strength and breadth and length it sets to shore.|| 76|
| Traceless as a thaw of bygone snow.|| 77|
| Trembled like a frightened child.|| 78|
|She kept in time without a beat|
As true as church-bell ringers.
|Untouched as any islet|
Shrined in an unknown sea.
|Vain as a leaf from a tree,|
As a fading day,
As veriest vanity,
As the froth and the spray
Of the hollow-billowed sea,
As what was and shall not be,
As what is and passes away.
| Voice, as hollow as the hollow sea.|| 82|
As shows an hour-old ghost.
| Whelmed me like a flood.|| 84|
| Whispered like the restless brook.|| 85|
| White a hand as lilies in the sunlight.|| 86|
| White as the moon lies in the lap of night.|| 87|
| White like flame.|| 88|
|Youth passes like the odour|
From the white roses cup
When the hot sun drinks up
The dew that overflowed her.