| Blind agony, like a scorpion, stung by his own rage.|| 1|
| Pulseless arteries|
Are like the fibres of a cloud instinct
| Awful as silence.|| 3|
| Beams like flowers.|| 4|
|Bequeath, like sunset to the skies,|
The splendor of its prime.
| Black as a cormorant.|| 6|
| Blind as love.|| 7|
| Blue as the overhanging heaven.|| 8|
| Break like a bursting heart.|| 9|
| Bright as all between cloudless skies and windless streams.|| 10|
| Bright as Spring.|| 11|
| Burst like morning on dream, or like heaven on death.|| 12|
|Bursts like one sound from ten thousand streams|
Of a tempestuous sea.
| Calm as a cradled child in dreamless slumber bound.|| 14|
| Calm as a slumbering babe.|| 15|
| Calm as an angel in the dragons den.|| 16|
| Calm as death.|| 17|
| Calm, radiant, like the phantom of the dawn.|| 18|
|Ever changing, like a joyless eye|
That finds no objects worth its constancy.
|Circles around it, like the clouds that swim|
Round the high moon in a bright sea of air.
| Circles round,|
Like the soft waving wings of noonday dreams.
| As clear as when a veil of light is drawn oer evening hills.|| 22|
| Cold as dew to drooping leaves.|| 23|
| Cold, like a frozen chaos.|| 24|
As silent lightning leaves the starless night.
| Common as light is love, and its familiar voice wearies not ever.|| 26|
| Companionless as the last cloud of an expiring storm.|| 27|
as leaves on autumns tempest shed.|| 28|
| Cries like the blood of Abel from the dust.|| 29|
|Curling like tendrils of the parasite|
Around a marble column.
| Dance, Like wingèd stars.|| 31|
| Dance like white plumes upon a hearse.|| 32|
| Dart around, as light from the meridian sun.|| 33|
As human heart to human heart may be.
|As dear to me as are the ruddy drops|
That visit my sad heart.
Like corpses in a charnel.
| Deep as night and Heaven.|| 37|
Like the spring whose breath is blending
All blasts of fragrance into one.
| Sad dirges,|
Like the wind through a ruined cell,
Or the mournful surges
That ring the dead seamans knell.
| Disappear, as if all had vanished through the sky.|| 40|
| Driven, like the alternations of an ever-changing wind over an Æolean lyre, which move it by their motion to ever-changing melody.|| 41|
| Eyes as fair|
As star-beams among the twilight trees.
| His faint eyes,|
Like dew upon a sleeping flower.
| Thine eyes are like the deep, blue boundless heaven.|| 44|
| Eyeless as old Destiny.|| 45|
Like stars half quenched in mists of silver dew.
| Fade like vapor.|| 47|
Like a brief dream of unremaining glory.
| Failing like an unreplenished stream.|| 49|
| Fail like the trances of the summer air.|| 50|
| Fair as breathing marble.|| 51|
| Eyes as fair as star-beams among twilight trees.|| 52|
| Fair as the fabulous asphodels.|| 53|
| Fairer than any wakened eyes behold.|| 54|
| Fair, like stars when the moon is awakened.|| 55|
|Far as the remotest line|
That bounds imaginations flight.
| Burning far, like the light of an unmeasured star.|| 57|
| Feasting like fiends upon the infidel dead.|| 58|
| Feed on us, as worms devour our body.|| 59|
|Fell, like oceans feathery spray|
Dashed from the boiling surge
Before the vessels prow.
| Fell, like the unseen blight of a smiling day.|| 61|
| Fine as light.|| 62|
|Fired, as by a spell.|| 63|
| Firm as the worlds centre.|| 64|
| Fixed and indispensable as the majestic laws that rule yon rolling orbs.|| 65|
| Flashed like a strong inspiration.|| 66|
| Fled at will, as in a wingèd chariot.|| 67|
Like insect tribes before the northern gale.
Like the brief glory which dark Heaven inherits
From the false dawn, which fades ere it is spread
Upon the nights devouring darkness.
Like vultures frightened from Imus
Before an earthquakes tread.
| Flee like a dreams dim imagery.|| 71|
| Flee, like mist from the tempests might.|| 72|
| Flung as foam from a ships swiftness.|| 73|
Like spendor-winged moths about a taper.
| Flowed like light amid the shadows of the sea cast from one cloudless star.|| 75|
|Like a flock of rooks at a farmers gun|
Nights dreams and terrors, every one,
Fled from the brains which are their prey.
| Foamed like a wounded thing.|| 77|
| Folded like thoughts in a dream.|| 78|
| Free in spirit as the mountain.|| 79|
| Full as a cup with the vines burning dew.|| 80|
Like flocks of clouds in springs delightful weather.
| Ghastly as a tyrants dream.|| 82|
Like islands on a dark blue sea.
| Glows like solid amethyst.|| 84|
| Glowing like the vital morn.|| 85|
| Grey, like a storm-extinguished day.|| 86|
| Green as the forests night.|| 87|
Like a pale flower by some sad maiden cherished.
| Grow like weeds on a neglected tomb.|| 89|
| Hung like bees on mountain-flowers.|| 90|
| Hang like night on heaven above me.|| 91|
| Hiss as of a rushing wind.|| 92|
| Horned like the crescent moon.|| 93|
| Howling, like a slaughtered town.|| 94|
As the majestic laws
That rule yon rolling orbs.
Like sunlight through acacia woods at even.
| Joyous as the morning ray.|| 97|
| Keen as the engine|
Which tortures and which kills.
|Kings are like stars,they rise and set, they have|
The worship of the world, but no repose.
| Knotted like water-snakes.|| 100|
| Lay, like winds that die in water.|| 101|
| Leaner than fleshless misery.|| 102|
as silent lightning leaves the starless night.|| 103|
|Life, like a dome of many-colored glass,|
Stains the white radiance of eternity.
| Lingering like an unloved guest.|| 105|
| Lone as incarnate death.|| 106|
| Loud as the clank of an ironmonger.|| 107|
| Loud as the voice of nature.|| 108|
|Love is like understanding, that grows bright|
Gazing on many truths; tis like thy light, Imagination.
| Melt away,|
Like dissolving spray.
| Melt, like cloud to cloud.|| 111|
| Melts away|
Like moonlight in the heaven of spreading day.
| Mix them up|
Like self-destroying poisons in one cup.
|Moveless, as a long-forgotten lyre|
Suspended in the solitary dome
Of some mysterious and deserted fane.
|Multitudinous as the desert sand|
Borne on the storm.
| Murmured like a noontide bee.|| 116|
| Murmuring like the ocean roar.|| 117|
| Numerous as leaves that strew the autumnal gale.|| 118|
|My being overflowed, like a golden chalice to bright wine|
Which else had sunk into the thirsty dust.
| Pale as yonder waning moon.|| 120|
| Palelike the white shore|
| Passed, like a cloud on the blast.|| 122|
| Peeps like a star oer oceans western edge.|| 123|
|Piercing, like the morn, now it has darted|
Its lustre on all hidden things.
|Power, like a desolating pestilence,|
Pollutes whateer it touches.
| Powerless as the wind|
That passeth idly by.
| Pure as speechless infancy.|| 127|
| Pursued like raging hounds.|| 128|
Like weeds unfolding in the ocean.
| Radiant as the air around a star.|| 130|
| Radiant, like the phantoms of the dawn.|| 131|
|Raged within me, like a scorpions nest|
Built in my entrails.
| Rejoicing like a cloud of morn.|| 133|
| Rises as ocean at the enchantment of the moon.|| 134|
| Roar as of an ocean foaming.|| 135|
| Rosy as the morn.|| 136|
| Circles round, like the soft waving wings of noonday dreams.|| 137|
| Scattered like foam on the torrent.|| 138|
| Like a glow-worm golden|
In a dell of dew,
Its aërial hue
Among the flowers and grass, which screen it from the view.
| Scattered, like a cloud of summer dust.|| 140|
| Sharp as a bayonet.|| 141|
| Shifted like restless clouds.|| 142|
| Shone like mountains in the morn.|| 143|
| Shine like obelisks of fire.|| 144|
| Shine like pyramids of fire.|| 145|
| Shone like the reflex of a thousand minds.|| 146|
|A deep silence, like the fearful calm|
That slumbers in the storms portentous pause.
| Silent as a corpse.|| 148|
| Sinless as Eden.|| 149|
Like forms which sculptors carve.
| Smiles, which spread like radiance from the cloud-surrounded moon.|| 151|
| Soft as an Incarnation of the Sun.|| 152|
| Soft as sleep.|| 153|
| Soft as the thoughts of budding love.|| 154|
| Softer than the West winds sigh.|| 155|
| Many a speck,|
Like the water-snakes belly and the toads back.
| Speckled like a toad.|| 157|
| Sped, like some swift cloud that wings the wide airs wilderness.|| 158|
| Spread like a quenchless fire.|| 159|
Like radiance from the cloud-surrounded morn.
| Springest like a cloud of fire.|| 161|
| Stand like flame transferred to marble.|| 162|
| Still as a brooding dove.|| 163|
| Strange as a dreamers mad imagings.|| 164|
| Stream like a comets flashing hair.|| 165|
like bridal chamber floors.|| 166|
| Swallowed Persia, as the sand does foam.|| 167|
| Sway, as the calm joy of flowers, and living leaves before the wind.|| 168|
Like waves before the tempest.
| Sweet as a summer night without a breath.|| 170|
| Sweet as if angels sang.|| 171|
| Her looks were sweet as Heavens when loveliest in Autumn eves.|| 172|
| Swells like a sail before a favouring breeze.|| 173|
| Swift as a cloud between the sea and sky.|| 174|
| Swift as fire.|| 175|
| Swift as greyhounds.|| 176|
| Swift as leaves on autumns tempest shed.|| 177|
| Swift as smoke from a volcano springs.|| 178|
| Swift as twinkling beams.|| 179|
| Swifter than summers flight.|| 180|
| Swifter than youths delight.|| 181|
| Swim like beams through floating clouds.|| 182|
| Thin as Fraud.|| 183|
| Thunder as of earthquake coming.|| 184|
| Mutual hate tied,|
Like two dark serpents tangled in the dust.
like lean herds pursued by gadflies.|| 186|
|Towering like rocks of jet|
Crowned with a diamond wreath.
Like ten thousand clouds which flow
With one wide wind.
| Twinkling like a dawn out of a speckled cloud.|| 189|
| Universal as the light.|| 190|
|Like a star of Heaven,|
In the broad daylight,
Thou art unseen.
| Uprise, like a tempestuous ocean.|| 192|
As oceans moon looks on the moon in heaven.
| Vanish, like smoke before the tempests stream.|| 194|
is soft like solitudes.|| 195|
Like the head and the skin of a dying man.
Like the worlds rejected guest.
|Small at first, and weak and frail|
Like the vapor of a vale.
|White with the whiteness of what is dead,|
Like troops of ghosts on the dry wind past.
|Worlds on worlds are rolling ever|
From creation to decay,
Like the bubbles on a river,
Sparkling, bursting, borne away.