METAPHORS
Updated May 14 2009

SCATTERED POWDER-PUFF CLOUDS

A CHILL MARCH WIND SCATTERS THE MORNING MIST

NO CLOUD CLUTTERED THE SKY

THE SKY HAD DARKENED TO A FAINT VIOLET

BATHED IN RITUAL SMOKE

THE AIR IS SATURATED WITH PRAYERS AND DREAMS

THE WEST GREW DARK WITH STORM CLOUDS

THE SKY PAINFULLY DARK

COSMIC DANCE

STINGING RAIN AND CHILL AUGUST WINDS

THE WHOLE HEAVENS WERE IN A BRIGHT GLOW

STALE AIR SUFFOCATES

CHEST CRUSHING HEAT

BLANKET OF DARKNESS

THE SKY IS A MILD SEPTEMBER BLUE

CLOUD FORSAKEN SKY

THE AIR WAS THICK WITH ANTICIPATION

PLUNGE INTO DARKNESS

TOUCHED BY FADING WINTER LIGHT

THE SKY IS BLACK AS INK

OUT OF THE BLUE

THE INFINITE SKY IS MOTIONLESS ABOVE

THE HUSH OF THE EVENING

ON THE EDGE OF A VANISHING AUTUMN CLOUD

THE SHADOW OF THE RAINS

HEAVY RAIN PATTERS ON THE (BAMBOO) LEAVES

THE HAZE OF THE RAIN

THE SCOWLING CLOUDS

HAUNTED BY A DEEPENING GLOOM

WITHERING HEAT

BIG SKY COUNTRY

A PICTURE OF QUIET SERENITY

ON THE EDGE OF EARTH AND SKY

KISS THE SKY

WHEN STORM CLOUDS RUMBLE IN THE SKY

THUNDER CLOUDS CLAP THEIR GIANT HANDS

GRAY MORNINGS OF RAIN

THE STORM CLOUDS THICKENED

THE RAIN POURED IN TORRENTS

LIMITLESS SKY; AS HIGH AS IT IS WIDE

CLOUDS THAT COME AND GO WITH NARY A THOUGHT

ON A CLEAR SPRING DAY

OVERCAST SKIES ON A COLD AND BITTER DAY

UNDER THE FIERCE JULY SUN

A PALE SHADOW

SMOOTH BLANKETS OF COLD AIR

LAKES OF FOG

EARTH MEETS THE SKY

THE DAY WAS WARM AND HAZY

BASKING IN THE GLOW

A DELICATE PINK CLOUD DRIFTED AWAY

THE LIGHTS DIMLY GLOWED IN THE DISTANCE

SATURATED WITH COLOR SEARED WITH LIGHT

HOT, WEARY AFTERNOON

APPROACHING CHILL OF AUTUMN

HOT SEPTEMBER MORNING

COLD AND RAIN SWEPT

DENIM BLUE SKY

CLEAR SPRING AIR

OPEN SPACES AND BLUE SKIES

GRAY THREATENING MURK

FRIGID JANUARY MORNING

BITING WIND AND BLOWING SNOW

PILLOWY CLOUDS HOVER OVER THE GOLDEN PEAKS

MORNING MISTS RISE WITH SUMMER LAZINESS

THE BRIGHT SPRING CHILL

THE CLOUD STUDDED SKY

THE SKY IS THE COLOR OF DIRTY DISHWATER

THE AIR HAS A METALLIC BLUE

GLOWS A MYSTERIOUS SHADE OF BLUE

I GASP FOR BREATH IN THE BITTER AIR

AS EVENING LIGHT WARMS

THE BLAZING HEAT OF THE AFTERNOON

THE FOG ROLLED THROUGH THE VALLEY

A MORNING LIQUID WITH HEAT

COOL OCEAN BREEZES

CRISP MOUNTAIN AIR

CLEAREST OF THE CLEAR

WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE

EXPLODING STARS AND COLLIDING GALAXIES

UNDER A DUST - RED SKY

BAKED UNDER A FIERCE BLUE - SKY

WHITE FOG BREATHED SLOWLY

IN THE COOL AIR OF A SPRING TIME EVENING

DAWNS SLOW PROMISE OF WARMTH

THE SILENCE OF AN ARCTIC DAWN

THE SKY WAS A BRILLIANT BLUE

A NIGHT SKY HUNG WITH STARS

IN THE SOFT EVENING LIGHT

WAVES OF DARKNESS

AN ETERNAL NIGHT

THE CLARITY OF THE AIR

THE CLOUDLESS SKY

THE HEAT GAVE WAY TO DISMAL RAIN

A BRIGHT CRISP AUTUMN AFTERNOON

CLOUDLESS APRIL MORNING

TURNED DAY INTO NIGHT

AFTERNOON SHADOWS STRETCHED LONG AND THIN

A SUNNY DAY IN WINTER

SHIMMERING IN THE MIST

ON A HOT SUMMER DAY

THE TANGY SCENT OF SALT

ONE FINE MORNING

IN PALE OCTOBER LIGHT

A RISING STAR

AMID SILENCE AND SHIMMERING HEAT

ON A BONE COLD NIGHT IN JANUARY

PRISONERS OF THE WIND

SOFT SNOW BEGAN TO FALL

THE HARD EDGE OF WINTER

THE AIR SMELLS OF THE SEA

THE WATERS REFLECTED THE CRIMSON SKY

A BLACK MOUNTAIN OF SEAMLESS STORM CLOUDS

IN THE BRIGHT WARM AIR OF MORNING

A COOL MIST LICKED MY FACE

THE AIR IS STILL, DRY AND VERY HOT

COOL, CLEAN AIR

A RIVER OF CLOUDS

THE SPARKLING BLUE SKY

ON A DARK AND HEAVY DAY

SO LOUDLY THE SKY SEEMED TO SPLIT

ON A CRISP CLOUDLESS MORNING

IN THE DIM LIGHT OF JANUARY

SEA OF EMPTY SPACE

A COLD BLUE SKY

VEILED IN HAZE

ONE MOONLESS NIGHT

THE SKY IS DEEPER AND THE STARS ARE BRIGHTER

IN THE DROWSY HEAT OF A SUNDAY AFTERNOON

THE DAY FADES

ON A CLOUDY DAY IN LATE SUMMER

THE SMELL OF THUNDER HANGS IN THE AIR

WANDERING THE SKIES

SILVER-BLUE LIGHT OF THE ARCTIC DUSK

WITH DARKNESS FALLING

THE AIR WAS STILL COTTONY WITH FOG

AN ENORMOUS BLUE SKY

THE AIR IS QUIET

NIGHT IS FALLING FAST

THE AIR WAS FRESH AND COOL

THE GRAY - BLUE HORIZON

SCORCHING SUMMER DAY

A DAY AS CLEAR AS SPARKLING WINE

THE ODOR OF SPICES HANG HEAVY IN THE AIR

HOT AS A HORSE RADISH

HOT AND DUSTY

SWEET CLEAN AIR

THE MIST OF EARLY MORNING

PICTURE-PERFECT DAY

A VAST, EMPTY PLACE

ROLLING CLOUDS BLANKET

IN THE EARLY MORNING DARKNESS

JOINED THEIR LIVES TO THE SKY

TEARS OF THE CLOUDS

DARK-GRAY SKY AT NOON

THE SKY WAS STILL AGLOW

BATTLESHIP GRAY SKY

COLD-RAINY-FOGGY NIGHT

WET AND BITTERLY COLD

GRAY-STORMY DAYS

DRUGGED BY THE HEAT

SUFFOCATING SMOKE

THE AIR IS COOL AND QUIET

BIG SKY AND DEEP HORIZONS

EARLY MORNING FOG

BLOOD RED SKY

DAZZLING JET BLUE SKY

CRISP AUTUMN MORNING

THE PERFECTION OF A SUMMER DAY

THROUGH CURTAINS OF FOG

THE FRIGID AIR

WHEN THE SKIES FINALLY CLEARED

THE LONG BITTER WINTER

THE MORNING MIST

SILVERY BLUE SKY

IN THE STILL MORNING AIR

SHOOT TOWARD THE SKY

CRYSTALLINE NIGHTS BRILLIANT WITH STARS

LIKE A GIANT STORM CLOUD OVER THE SEA

EARLY MORNING MIST COVERED THE VALLEY

THE HEAVY AIR

THE WIDE AFRICAN SKY

AS GRACEFUL AS THE MORNING MIST

IN THE COOL MOUNTAIN AIR

HAZY SUNSHINE

AN ENORMOUS BLUE SKY

THE DESERT SKY

DEEP BLUE OF AN OCTOBER SKY

PURE BLUENESS

HANGING ON THE HORIZON

THE SWEET AIR

SOFTENED BY A GOLDEN HAZE

A VEIL OF MORNING FOG

HOT , STICKY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

A COLORLESS (GLAZED) SKY

A GREASY SKY

THE WHOLE SKY

CLOUD WRAPPED SKY

STIFLING NOONDAY HEAT

WINTERS PUNISHING STORMS

FLAWLESS BLUE SKIES

THE WIDE AFRICAN SKY

THE EVENING FOG DRIFTED IN

STONE COLD

IN THE COOL OF THE EVENING

THE SCENT OF APPLE FILLS THE AIR

BONE COLORED SKY

A GLOWING MIST

THE AIR IS HAZY WITH DUST KICKED UP BY THE WIND

CLOUDS SMOTHERED THE HILLS

DRIFTING LIKE CLOUDS

PEA SOUP FOG

LOW HANGING CLOUDS

THE CLOUDS LOOK SOFT AND INNOCENT

SOGGY CLOUDS

BRILLIANTLY CLEAR

BIBLE BLACK DARKNESS

STARS; SIGNPOSTS OF THE SEA

THE MIST RISES GENTLY OFF THE HILLS

THE SKY WAS FULL OF CLOUDS HEAVY WITH RAIN

THE SOFT WINTER SKY

LIKE WIND DRIVEN CLOUDS

A WORLD OF SWIRLING GAS CLOUDS AND ACID RAIN

CLOUDS SWIRL ABOUT LIKE GAUZY CURTAINS

STEAMY AS A TERRARIUM

A BRILLIANT DOUBLE RAINBOW

SHEETS OF GHOSTLY GREEN LIGHT FLICKERED AND DANCED ACROSS THE SKY

THE MIST WAS RESTING ON THE VALE LIKE DRIFTED SNOW

INDIGO HUES DEEPEN AS DAYLIGHT WANES OVER HILLS AND FIELDS

THE SMELL OF THINGS BOTH LIVING AND DEAD MIXES IN THE AIR

DAY LIGHT SANK DEEPER AND DEEPER INTO THE DARKNESS

THE FIERCE LIGHTENING IS SCRATCHING THE SKY WITH ITS NAILS

A COOL BREEZE SOFTENS THE HUMID AFTERNOON HEAT

THE CLOUDS SWEPT SILENTLY ACROSS THE HORIZON

THE LIGHT FADED AND STARS GATHERED OVERHEAD

THUNDER SCATTERS THE CROWS THAT ROOST IN THE TREE BELOW ME

HOT BLUE OCEAN WITH SCHOOLS OF CLOUDS FLOATING ACROSS IT

THE FIRST LIGHT OF DAY PICKS ITS WAY THROUGH THE HAZE

A FIERY SKY SILENTLY USHERS EVENING INTO THE LONELY DESERT

ONE BY ONE THE STARS WINKED ON IN A DARKENING SKY

OVERHEAD A CRESCENT MOON HUNG IN AN ICE BLUE SKY

HOT BLUE DOME OF THE TROPICAL SKY

INFINITE SHADES OF GRAY

A WREATH OF ICE AND CLOUDS

THE LONG MONOCHROME OF WINTER

REACHING FOR THE STARS

BRUSHSTOKES OF COLOR STREAK THE DUSKY SKY

JAGGED SPEARS OF LIGHTNING CRASH AROUND US WITH SUPERNATURAL ACCURACY

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SIMILES
Updated February 2006

SMOKY WISPS CURL UP LIKE GENIES

LIKE A GIANT STORM CLOUD OVER THE SEA

DRIFTING LIKE CLOUDS

LIKE WIND DRIVEN CLOUDS

CLOUDS SWIRL ABOUT LIKE GAUZY CURTAINS

THE MIST WAS RESTING ON THE VALE LIKE DRIFTED SNOW

THE SKY IS BLACK AS INK

A DAY AS CLEAR AS SPARKLING WINE

HOT AS A HORSE RADISH

AS GRACEFUL AS THE MORNING MIST

STEAMY AS A TERRARIUM

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