"Safety on an active volcano cannot be guaranteed. Volcanoes can produce large eruptions without warning. Visiting an active volcano is like lying down of a freeway. If you stay there long enough you will be killed."
"The best way to truly soar on your volcano tours however, is by helicopter. Flying over the unending flow of Kilauea Volcano is like getting a birds-eye view of creation itself. Seeing the molten lava and geysers of steam from a helicopter is a volcanic experience without parallel."
"A volcano is like a hissing cobra,
Tall and swaying high,
It slithers down the steep hill,
Waiting to spit at all the people to kill them And watch them die."....The link is to a page of creative writing about volcanoes.
"WHAT THE VOLCANO IS LIKE: a "womb that vomits flame""
"A volcano is like a candle, one year the lava drips on one side, the next year it drips on the other. We visited in March 2004, and stayed at the Hotel Arenal Los Lagos on the north face and could see the lava from our bed!"
"If you imagine a volcano is like a tube of toothpaste then a lava dome is like the congealed, dried toothpaste that has come out of the tube. It doesn't move like a lava flow but grows from the inside as new magma comes up and pushes the already cooled magma upwards and outwards"
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.