| Love bitter as Despair.|| 1|
| Breasts as the buds of May.|| 2|
| Breathing like the bellows of a forge.|| 3|
|Brief as the song|
Of the wood dove.
| Bright as sunset.|| 5|
| Calm as an autumn night.|| 6|
| Clear as the note of doom.|| 7|
| Cruel as Medusas sculptured face.|| 8|
| Divine as evenings death.|| 9|
| Expand, as tides that ebb, or tides that flow.|| 10|
| As faint and helpless as a new-born babe.|| 11|
| Familiar as an oath.|| 12|
|The charioteer fell like a fluttered leaf;|
Or as feather shaken from the wing
Of some high-soaring eagle, when the hail
Falls in a whirlwind and the woods cry back.
as May.|| 14|
| Fresh as a clover bud.|| 15|
| My frown is like a winter house,|
Laid eastward in a bitter land.
| Gaunt as a gibbet.|| 17|
| Gentle as sleep.|| 18|
| Glows as some rain-burnished rose.|| 19|
| Languid as one from slumber newly come.|| 20|
| Level as a sea.|| 21|
| Life, as a windmill, grinds the bread of Life.|| 22|
|The nations narrow and expand,|
As tides that ebb, or tides that flow.
| As old as Fate.|| 24|
| Pale as a wreath of Alpine snow.|| 25|
| Thy grace must pass|
As unremembered things.
|They perish as a robe outworn,|
As faded leaves they float away.
| Pleasant as a wave.|| 28|
| As poor as some church mouse.|| 29|
Raged as a flame.
As at our first loves voice.
| The burning phrase|
Rocked on like oceans tidal swell.
| Sanguine as the morning skies!|| 33|
|Spinning like a plummet down|
Into the spacious gulf of deep blue air.
| Splendor like an angels love.|| 35|
| An iron Queen,|
Stern as her flinty judgment seat of doom.
| Sweet as sails in summer sky.|| 37|
|Their tongue was like a mellow turret bell|
To toll hearts burning into wide-lipped hell.
| Tumbled and jumbled, as in Titan wars.|| 39|
| Unresponsive to desire
as puppets in a peepshow.|| 40|
| Weak as palsy.|| 41|
| Wintry as despair.|| 42|