METAPHORS
Updated May 12th 2009

BENEATH A FRIGID DAWN

IN THE MAGIC BENEATH A VEILED SUN

DAWN CAME SEEPING DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDES

IN THE MIDDAY HEAT OF A TROPICAL SUN

THE SKIES AFLAME WITH THE SETTING SUN

THE SKIES HAVE DAWNED A CLEAR , BLAZING BLUE

UNDER A NEVER SETTING SUN

THE EARTH IS MY MOTHER THE SUN IS MY FATHER

A GLOW IN THE SKY BEFORE SUNRISE

A COPPERY SUN SKIMMED THE HORIZON

A STRONG MORNING SUN SPOTLIGHTS

UNDER THE SCALDING SUN

MIDNIGHT SUN

THE BLAZING ________SUN (MEDITERRANEAN)

PINKISH WASH OF A SETTING SUN

BLOOD-RED STREAKS OF TWILIGHT ARE FADING

A SINGLE SHAFT OF SUNLIGHT SPOTLIGHTS THE ___

MISTY LIGHT

WINTERS PALE SUNRISE TINTS THE MOUNTAIN PINK

AS EVENING LIGHT WARMS

THE DAILY BIRTH AND DEATH OF THE SUN

DAWN SEEMED TO BE A STRUGGLE

THE SUN SET AND THE DARKNESS DEEPENED

SUN-SWEPT PLAINS

THE LIGHT IS PAINFULLY WHITE

I SEE THE SUN REFLECTING IN HER EYES

IN THE LOWERING SUN

THE SUN STILL RISES

BY THE LIGHT OF OIL LAMPS

FLICKER OF LIGHT

TURNED DAY INTO NIGHT

AFTERNOON SHADOWS STRETCHED LONG AND THIN

AS THE TWILIGHT SHADOWS LENGTHENED

MORNING SHINES PEARLY LIGHT

IN THE PEARL GRAY DAWN

CLOUDS BEGAN TO SHUT OUT THE SUN

JUST BEFORE DAWN

A BRILLIANT SUNSET

THE SUN POURED THROUGH THE WINDOWS

WATCHING A ROSY SUNSET FLOOD OVER THE SEA

BATHING THE HILLS IN GENTLE APRICOT LIGHT

GLOWING IN THE FIRST RAYS OF DAWN

THE FIRE OF DAWN LIGHTS A PATH

IN THE BLAZING SUNSHINE

THE COLD SUNLIGHT OF EARLY MARCH

IN THE DYING AFTERNOON LIGHT

THE SUN BREAKS FREE OF THE MORNING CLOUDS

PURPLE LIGHT OF DUSK

SHIMMERED IN THE SUN

A DAY IN THE SUN

EERIE TWILIGHT OF THE ANTARCTIC SUMMER

SOAK UP THE SUN

THE CRACK OF DAWN

PURE SUNSHINE

THE BLUSH OF DAWN

THE DAY FADES

THE ROSY SUN - LOW ON THE HORIZON

SHINING THROUGH THE FOREST

AN ORANGE SUNSHINE JUST ABOVE THE HORIZON

FRECKLED WITH AFTERNOON SUNLIGHT

AFTERNOON SHADOWS DAPPLED THE GROUND

RACING THE MORNING LIGHT

GIVER OF LIFE

SUN DRENCHED BEACH

BLAZING SUNLIGHT

UNDER A BLISTERING SUN

THE SUN SLIPPED THROUGH MY FINGERS

IN SEARCH OF SUN

THE GOLDEN LIGHT OF A SUMMER EVENING

THE SLANTING EVENING LIGHT

VIVID ORANGE SUNSET LIT UP THE SKY

BATHED IN SOFT PINK LIGHT

MILD AUTUMN SUNSHINE

GOLDEN SUNSHINE

IN THE BLAZING SUN

HAZY BLISTERING SUN

BURST INTO THE SUNLIGHT

FROM DAWN TO DUSK

THE BRIGHT EARLY MORNING LIGHT

EARLY MORNING SUNSHINE

THE FIRST GLOW OF DAWN LIGHTS THE SKY

A BLAZING SUMMER SUN

DRENCHED IN GOLDEN LIGHT

LATE AFTERNOON SUNSHINE

BATHED IN THIN WINTER SUNLIGHT

THE SUN BURST THROUGH THE CLOUDS

IN THE FRESH LIGHT OF DAWN

VIOLENT SUNSHINE

BASK IN THE SUN

A PLACE IN THE SUN

THE BRIGHT MORNING SUN

POOLS OF LIGHT

THE FIERCE TROPICAL SUN

THE FIERCE MIDDAY SUN

SLEEPING IN THE SHADE

BASKING IN THE SUN

WARM AUTUMN SUNSHINE

SHINING IN THE SUN

A WITHERING SUN

THE SUNSHINE STREAMING IN

THE BRIGHT PROMISE OF THE DAY

SHINING IN THE DESERT SUN

AS DAY WAS BREAKING

UNDER A FIERCE SUN

LIGHT STRIKES THE CANYON RIM

THE SEARING SUN MAKES AN UMBRELLA BLOOM

GLEAMED IN THE SUN

DAZZLING IN THE SUNSHINE

THE SUN ARCS ACROSS A CLOUDLESS SKY

THE LAST LIGHT OF DAY TINTS THE AIR AND EARTH

DAWN BREAKING ACROSS THE AFRICAN SKY

SHADING MY EYES IN THE AFTERNOON SUN

THE SETTING SUN TURNED THE WATER DEEP RED

INDIGO HUES DEEPEN AS DAYLIGHT WANES OVER HILLS AND FIELDS

THE SETTING SUN BATHED THE HILLS AND VALLEYS IN SHADES OF ORANGE/PURPLE

THE WANING SUNLIGHT STRIKES THE BUILDINGS AT DUSK, PAINTING EVERYTHING -IN GOLD

THE MORNING COMES SKIPPING DOWN THE MOUNTAINSIDE

SEEMS TO GLOW IN THE SOFT LIGHT FROM THE WINDOW

SPLITS THE SUNS RAYS INTO HUNDREDS OF BRIGHT FINGERS THAT --SPECKLE THE GROUND

MADE WARM AND MELLOW BY THE SLANTING AUTUMN SUN

THE FIRST LIGHT OF DAY PICKS ITS WAY THROUGH THE HAZE

LATE AFTERNOON LIGHT FALLS IN LOW RAYS ACROSS THE ISLANDS

A FIERY SKY SILENTLY USHERS EVENING INTO THE LONELY DESERT

DAPPLED SPLOTCHES OF SUN AND SHADE FILTERING THROUGH....

AN ELECTRIFYING SUNRISE, STREAKED WITH HOT PINK AND orange lights

OUT OVER THE SEA THE SUN WAS SETTING IN SPLENDOR

PALE SUNLIGHT FILTERED THROUGH SMOKY CLOUDS

A SHOWER OF SUNLIGHT FALLS THROUGH THE TREES

AS MORNING SUNLIGHT BREACHES THE PEAKS AND SLANTS DOWN

IN THE ORANGE EXPLOSION OF THE EVENING SUNSET

THE MORNING SUN LAYS A GENTLE HAND ACROSS THE VIOLET MOUNTAINS

THE SUN RETREATS BELOW THE RIM OF THE TURNING WORLD

SHIMMERING MAGICALLY IN THE MORNING SUN

SUN-DRENCHED SKIES

HARSH RAYS OF SUNLIGHT

A DAY IN THE SUN

CANDLELIGHT CASTS IN AURA OF MYSTERY

LAZY SUNSHINE

THE DAYS LAST LIGHT PAINTS THE TROPICAL SKY

THE MIDDAY SUN SHOT ARROWS OF LIGHT THROUGH THE DAPPLED WATER

SUNRISE FILLED THE VALLEY WITH A WATERY GLOW

THE DAWN TOUCHED...

LAVENDER TWILIGHT MOVES UP THE JAGGED SLOPES EXTINGUISHING THE LAST FIRES OF DAY

LIGHT THE COLOR OF PALE CHAMPAGNE

SOFT MORNING LIGHT

THE SUN BROKE THROUGH THE DRIZZLE

A PLACE WHERE THE SUN NEVER SHINES


SIMILES
Updated May 12th 2009

THE SUN STRUCK LIKE AN ARROW

THE SUN ROSE AS RED AS BLOOD

AS LAZY AS THE TROPICAL SUN

GLEAMED LIKE JEWELS IN THE SUN

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