| Averse to change as flesh.|| 1|
| Away like a ghost at break of day.|| 2|
| Bite like finches when they bill and kiss.|| 3|
| Blaze like a wyvern flying round the sun.|| 4|
| Blind as the fools heart.|| 5|
Ay, as a man would be inside the sun,
Delirious with the plentitude of life.
| Blithe as a boblink.|| 7|
| Blithe as our kettles boiling.|| 8|
| Blue as a vein oer the Madonnas breast.|| 9|
|Many a thought did I build up on thought,|
As the wild bee hangs cell on cell.
| Burned like a spilth of light|
Out of the crashing of a myriad stars.
| Calm as a babe new-born.|| 12|
| Calm as beauty.|| 13|
| A calm as out of just-quelled noise.|| 14|
| Chatters like a jay.|| 15|
| As cheap as pearls are costly.|| 16|
| Clear as flint.|| 17|
| Clear as noon.|| 18|
| Clings like an octopus.|| 19|
|Fitting as close as fits the dented spine|
Its flexible ivory outside-flesh.
| Creaked like the implacable cicadas cry.|| 21|
| Crooked runs|
Like a Turk verse along a scimitar.
| Crouched like two bulls locked horn in horn in fight.|| 23|
| Curled up like incense from a Mage-Kings tomb.|| 24|
| Curved like the Spring-months russet moon.|| 25|
| Dance like flame.|| 26|
|Dead as a buried vestal whose whole strength|
Goes when the grate above shuts heavily.
|Deformed, like the mute dwarfs|
Which wait upon a naked Indian queen.
| Delicious as trickles of wine poured at mass-time.|| 29|
Like cloud-obstruction when a bolt escapes.
| Dread like the Day of Dooms tick.|| 31|
| Drop like shot.|| 32|
| Easy as an old shoe.|| 33|
| Her eyes are dark and humid,|
Like the depth on depth of lustre hid i the harebell.
|With eyes, like fresh-blown thrush-eggs on a thread,|
Faint-blue and loosely floating in his head.
like a lost star.|| 36|
| Fell like piled-up cards.|| 37|
| Fine as a skein of the casuist Escobars worked on the bone of a lie.|| 38|
| Fizzes like wildfire.|| 39|
| Flapping down behind him like the back-fin of a water-serpent.|| 40|
| Lay flat like an anvils face.|| 41|
like scripture-trees called bay.|| 42|
| Free as a babe from cheating.|| 43|
| Free as cloud and sunbeam are.|| 44|
| Frequent as figs at Kaunos.|| 45|
| Fresh as from Paradise.|| 46|
| Lips to lips|
Fresh as the wilding hedge-rose-cup there slips
The dewdrop out of.
| Fretting as fire frets.|| 48|
like a Swiss guard off duty.|| 49|
Like gates of hell.
| Gleamed like Saint Sophias dome when all the faithful troop to morning prayer.|| 51|
| Glib as glass.|| 52|
| Glide away|
Like a ghost at break of day.
| As glossy and black as a scarab.|| 54|
| Cheeks glow red as tomatoes.|| 55|
| Quite gone
like a lost star.|| 56|
| Grand as a Greek statue.|| 57|
| Grim as a Swiss guard.|| 58|
| Harsh as blame on ear unused to aught save Angels tongues.|| 59|
like a crowd of frightened porpoises a shoal of sharks pursue.|| 60|
| Howled like a just-lugged bear.|| 61|
| Innocent as a babe.|| 62|
| Intense as a trumpet sounding in the knights to tilt.|| 63|
| Leap such leap|
As lands the feet in Heaven.
| Leapt like a tongue of fire that cleaves the smoke.|| 65|
| Light as a feather whisk.|| 66|
| Lightly and softly,|
As a queens languid and imperial arm
Which scatters crowns among her lovers.
| As like as hand to another hand.|| 68|
| Like as twins.|| 69|
| Lamp like cut vine-twig.|| 70|
| Lithe as leech.|| 71|
As needs must Samson when his hair is shorn.
| Lounged like a boy of the South.|| 73|
| Lustrous, thick like horsehairs.|| 74|
| Mix as mists do.|| 75|
| Obvious as noonday sun.|| 76|
| Opposed as two poles.|| 77|
| Pellucid as a pearl.|| 78|
| Points like deaths lean lifted finger.|| 79|
| Proud as the Pope behind the peacock-fans.|| 80|
| Punctual as Springtide.|| 81|
| Pure as chalk.|| 82|
| Pure as the Arctic fox that suits the snow.|| 83|
like torch-flame choked in dust.|| 84|
| Quiet as despair.|| 85|
| Rave like an epileptic dervish.|| 86|
| Refines as by fire.|| 87|
| Round and sound as a mountain apple.|| 88|
| Sailed skyward, like burnt onion-peelings.|| 89|
| Scant as hair in leprosy.|| 90|
| Scorched like a drop of fire from a brandished torch.|| 91|
| Scratching like a death-watch-tick.|| 92|
| Shrink up like a crushed snail.|| 93|
| Shun him like the plague.|| 94|
Like a blade sent home to its scabbard.
| Slumbers as in a grave.|| 96|
| Smiling like a fiend who has deceived God.|| 97|
| Smoked like a herring.|| 98|
| A healthy spirit like a healthy frame craves aliment in plenty.|| 99|
| Sprang, like an uncaged beast.|| 100|
|Stained like pale honey oozed from topmost rocks|
Sun-bleached the lifelong summer.
| Mortals stare aghast|
As though heavens bounteous windows were slammed fast
| Stung like bees unhived.|| 103|
| Stupid as a stone.|| 104|
|Surely as the starry multitude|
Is numbered by the sailors.
| Sweep like a sea, barred out from land.|| 106|
|Swept like surge, i the simile|
| She lies in my hand as tame|
As a pear late basking over a wall.
Like a smile striving with a wrinkled face.
| Thick like a glory round a Stagirite.|| 110|
As stars which storm the sky on Autumn nights.
| Through you, as through a breast of glass, I see.|| 112|
| Thunder like a whole sea overhead.|| 113|
| Tired as tombstones.|| 114|
| A titter|
Like the skipping of rabbits by moonlight.
| Trembling like a tub of size.|| 116|
| True as that heaven and earth exist.|| 117|
| Sharp eyes twinkled,|
Like a candle-flame where salt is sprinkled.
| As unexpected as a serpent comes.|| 119|
| Upward tending although weak,|
Like plants in mines which never saw the sun.
|Each with an aspect never twice the same,|
Waxing and waning as the new-born host of fancies, like a single nights hoar-frost.
| Wasted like well-streams.|| 122|
| Weep like a cut vine-twig.|| 123|
| White with coming buds, like the bright side of a sorrow.|| 124|
| White as a curd.|| 125|