|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Walter von der Vogelweide|
| My best years have fled away, like dreams, or like a minstrels lay.|| 1|
|Time, like the earth with flowers bespread|
In youthful spring, is dark and
Dead when age and cares come on
And friends and pleasures are all gone.