"The river is like syrup,
and floating in its sweetness are cruise ships to take you to Nowhere..."
The rest in the link.....
"The river is like a baby happily sucking his thumb"
The link is an overview of
poetry and poems.
And so on, in the link....
"Sometimes the river is like an entertainer. The happy feeling is felt as it flows while singing and dancing. The echoes of its songs can be heard as they pass through the village."
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.