"Ocean waves are like poets
whose tidal changes always make noise."
"Ocean waves are like snowflakes in that they are all unique, each one influenced by swell size and direction, the position in a set, winds, storms, currents, tides, reefs and shifting sandy shorelines. Waves can be powerful enough to wash away houses near the shore. And as we have seen in recent years in ..."
"Ocean waves are like rivers and glaciers in their ways of working. They destroy or erode bed-rock ; they transport the eroded debris; they deposit their freight of rubbish where the force of wave- and wind-driven current is lowered. Thus, in a sense, the gnawed and riven sea-cliffs correspond to the scoured glacier-bed or .."
"This little book packs a wallop: beautifully written lines and elegant pen drawings ebb and flow like the ocean, and perfectly capture the idea that the ocean waves are like thousands of wild horses. The author suggests reading it aloud, then having your child read it out loud as well--when spoken aloud the rhythmic verses really do resemble the sea. Definitely recommended."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.