METAPHORS
Updated January 2009

THE FOG DRAPED RIVER

WEARY ROCK

AN OASIS RISING FROM A SANDY WASTELAND

DANGEROUS UNCHARTED SEA

BEYOND THE NEXT BEND IN THE RIVER

WHISPER OF THE ROAR BEFORE THE BEND

THE DEEP ROAR OF THE TORRENT

THE HOLLOW SOUND OF THE FALLS

OOZING WETLAND

RACING THE RISING TIDE

THE RESTLESS WATER IS BOISTEROUS

ON THE SEASHORE OF ENDLESS WORLDS

THE SEA SURGES WITH LAUGHTER

WAVES SEND THEIR CHORUS OF VOICES

TO THE HEART OF THE LISTENING EARTH

SEA OF DESIRE

MOON BEAMS FLOAT UPON THE WAVES

COME TO THE EDGE OF THE SHORE

THE SEVEN IMPOSSIBLE SEAS

ON THE SHORE OF WHAT SEA

ON THE BANKS OF GOLDEN STREAMS

THE WILD SEA WAVES

THE LIQUID MURMUR OF THE RIVER

SUNLIGHT DANCED ON THE RIVER

THE RIVERS CARRY THE LAND TO THE SEA BIT BY BIT

PLACID BROWN WATER

THE DANCING SEA

SURGING GREEN GIANT OF A RIVER

THE RIVER WAS FROZEN IN SILENCE

AS AUTUMN MISTS DRIFTED UP THE RIVER

THE SOUND OF THE SEA BREAKING ON THE ROCKS

STEEL BLUE SEA

CRYSTAL BLUE WATER

PULSING CURRENT

RIPPLES AND ROLLS INTO THE MISTY LIGHT

BROAD - SLOW - AND SHALLOW

QUIET CREEK IN THE WOODS

BATH WARM - CRYSTAL CLEAR

SUN SPLASHED WATERS

FLOATS ALL HER SECRETS OUT TO THE SEA

MORNING MISTS RISE WITH SUMMER LAZINESS

TUMBLING MOUNTAIN CREEKS

EMERALD JUNGLES OF GIANT KELP

SWOLLEN RIVERS GUSH FROM THE MOUNTAINS

I HEAR THE SOUND OF LAUGHING WATER

WATER THE COLOR OF PEA SOUP

THE BURBLING OF WATER IN MOTION

OVERFLOWING ITS BANKS

AN OCEAN WITHOUT SHORES

ON THE HIGH POLAR SEAS

THE BATTLING HIGH WIND AND WAVES

COLD - WAVE - TOSSED EXPANSE

ELECTRIC - BLUE LAGOON

UNFETTERED FLOW

CRASHING MOUNTAIN RAPIDS

SILT LADEN PRAIRIE CURVES

SOUND OF CRASHING WATER

UNCOILING OUT OF THE HIGH COUNTRY

A RAGING STREAM

A WILD RIDE TO THE SEA

MURKY WATERS

BRAIDED RIVERS

SUGAR WHITE BEACHES

A FIELD OF BLUE

CONSTELLATIONS OF LAND IN A UNIVERSE OF SEA

MILES OF TRACKLESS SEA

BLOWN AWAY BY THE SWEET PACIFIC BREEZES

THE SEA OF THE MOON

LOVELY HILLS AND TURQUOISE WATERS

BIG TWO HEARTED RIVER

THE TANGLED RIVER

THE RIVER WAS CLEAR AND SMOOTHLY FAST

ROCK-STUDDED WHITE WATER

THE GREEN WET WOMB OF THE.

THE TURQUOISE COAST OF THE MEDITERRANEAN

CARMEL BROWN RIVER

A CREEK RUNS MUDDY AFTER THE RAIN

AT THE RIVERS EDGE

DARK DEEP WATERS

THE WATERS REFLECTED THE CRIMSON SKY

ON ITS WAY TO THE SEA

BLUE CHAMPAGNE

MASTER OF THE DEEP

IN THE HEART OF AN ENORMOUS LIQUID SAPHIRE

WIDE OPEN SEA

COOL SWEET WATERS

STORM TOSSED IMMENSITY

ROMANCING THE SEA

SMOOTH, SWIRLING RIVER

CRYSTAL CURRENTS

WINDING STREAM

WHITE CAPS DANCING ON THE WAVES

SAIL ON THE SUMMER BREEZE

THE HIGH SEAS

THE SOUND OF THE SEA

A VAST EMPTINESS OF SEA

FOAMING SEAS

SPARKLING WATER

LUMINOUS SEAS

JOINED THEIR LIVES TO THE SEA

MYSTERIES OF THE SEA

SPARKLING SEAS

A MUSICAL BROOK

FOLLOW THE RIVER TO THE SEA

THE GRAY- GREEN OCEAN

A VAST, EMPTY PLACE

COBALT BLUE WATER

AN UNFORGIVING PLACE

THE SUN SPECKLED SEA

THE WILD INDIGO SEA

THE TIDE IS OUT

MILKY GREEN WATERS

THE DARKENING WATERS

DARKNESS OF THE OPEN SEA

THE ETERNAL WAR OF SEA AND SHORE

A SEA OF SHARKS

OASIS OF LIFE

COLD DARK WATERS

A SMALL SPARKLING STREAM

ON THE EDGE OF THE SEA

HIDDEN BELOW THE WAVES

BLUE OBSCURITY

THE ECHOING SEA

HIDDEN BENEATH THE SEA

FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE SEA

THE OPEN SEA

DIAMOND CLEAR WATER

UNCHARTED WATERS

THE MISTY BLUE-GREEN WATER

DARK GREEN WATERS

A SMOOTH WINDLESS SEA

UNKNOWN WATERS

DIAMOND BRIGHT WATER

DRINK THE RIVER DRY

UNTIL THE RIVER RUNS DRY

WATERY WORLD

THE BROAD - OPEN SEA

THE WHISPER OF THE WAVES

SPARKLING BROOKS

WHERE THE RIVER ONCE FLOWED

THE RIVER RUNS BROWN AND SLOW

SHEETS OF SHINING WATER

THE SOUND OF THE SEA

THE OCEAN HAS A PALE, BLUE-GREEN CLARITY

UNWRINKLED SHEET OF BLUE

THE CRASH OF THE SEA THROUGH THE MIST

THE DISTANT WHOOSH OF A RIVER

HAUNTED BY THE SOUND OF THE WAVES

SWIFTLY FLOWING RIVERS

OASIS OF CALM

WATERED BY SPARKLING STREAMS

THE SEA HAS NO FENCES

WHISKEY DARK WATER

AN ENDLESSLY RECEDING HORIZON

FLOATING IN A VAST SWEET MYSTERY

BLANK AND SHIFTING BLUE

STREAMS WEAVE THROUGH THE JUNGLE

WAVES CRASHED INTO RAGGED CLIFFS, SCULPTING NEW CURVES INTO

SHAPED BY THE ROUGH CARESS OF WIND AND WATER

THE SEA FURNISH US WITH ALL THINGS NECESSARY FOR LIFE.

SMALL MOUTH BASS LEAPING AT CLOUDS OF BUGS IN THE SUNLIGHT

WIDE, MURKY, FAST, FORBIDDING HIGHWAY FOR SHIPS

JOINING MOUNTAIN TO PRAIRIE AND PRAIRIE TO THE SEA

THE ROARING TURQUOISE RIVER TUMBLED THROUGH THE VALLEY

FAR OUT OVER THE SEA - THE SUN WAS

A WATERY GLOW

GLASSY WATERS

SILVER MEANDERING OF A NAMELESS STREAM

A MAZE OF ISLANDS

COLD BLUE GLOOM

ICE CUBES THE SIZE OF VW BEETLES

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SIMILES
Updated February 2006

THE RIVER FALLS UNDER US LIKE A TRAP DOOR

RIVERS THAT UNCOIL LIKE PYTHONS

WINDS LIKE A RIVER

WINDS LIKE A SNAKE

THE RIVER WAS LIKE SMOOTH PAPER BEING SHRED ON THE ROCKS

THE WATER GLOWED - AS IF LIT FROM WITHIN

AS STILL AS THE SEA

THICK AS MUD

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