The Simile Museum

Tag: Poetry

“Sometimes one will disappear into himself / like a ram charging a mirror.”

– Kaveh Akbar

“Words are like leaves, some wither every year”


“The future isn’t what it used to be. Even Bowie thirsts
For something good and cold. Jets blink across the sky
Like migratory souls.”

-Tracy K. Smith

“When the clouds part
like stupid lovers,

I close my eyes and press
myself against

the eucalyptus tree.”

-Erika Sánchez

“I heard a Fly buzz – when I died –

The Stillness in the Room

Was like the Stillness in the Air –

Between the Heaves of Storm -”

-Emily Dickinson

“And Mother, startled, shook
out a dress with big peonies splashed like dirt
across the front, as if she had fallen
chasing after me in the rain.”

– Susan Mitchell

“I pass, like night, from land to land.”

-Samuel Coleridge


“Darkness fills her like a carbohydrate.”

-Daniela Gioseffi


“…someone somewhere
heard the gossip of exotic birds
and passed it on in the night
to another, sleeping curled like an ear…”

– Mary Ruefle

“God and I have become like two giant fat people living in a tiny boat.
We keep bumping into one another and laughing.”