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Poetry Project. By Heaven Williams. Simile Flint. An emerald is as green as grass, A ruby red as blood; A sapphire shines as blue as heaven; A flint lies in the mud. A diamond is a brillant stone, To catch the world's desire; An opal holds a fiery spark; But a flint holds fire . METAPHOR.

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poetry project

Poetry Project

By Heaven Williams

simile flint
  • An emerald is as green as grass,A ruby red as blood;A sapphire shines as blue as heaven;A flint lies in the mud.
  • A diamond is a brillant stone,To catch the world's desire;An opal holds a fiery spark;But a flint holds fire.


Just when you thought that winter

would be here forever,

that it could never end,

you saw:

Amidst the frozen white,

a tiny tip of green,

first blade of grass,

the messenger of spring.

  • The Train
  • I like to see it lap the miles, And lick the valleys up,And stop to feed itself at tanks;And then, prodigious, step
  • Around a pile of mountains,And, supercilious, peerIn shanties by the sides of roads;And then a quarry pare
  • To fit its sides, and crawl between, Complaining all the whileIn horrid, hooting stanza;Then chase itself down hill And neigh like Boanerges;Then, punctual as a start its own,Stop-docile and omnipotent-A stable door.