|Frank J. Wilstach, comp. A Dictionary of Similes. 1916.|
|Like to the falling of a star,|
Or as the flights of eagles are;
Or like the fresh springs gaudy hue,
Or silver drops of morning dew;
Or like a wind that chafes the flood,
Or bubbles which on water stood:
Evn such is man, whose borrowd light
Is straight calld in, and paid to-night.
The wind blows out, the bubble dies;
The spring entomd in autumn lies;
The dew dries up, the star is shot;
The flight is pastand man forgot.