Does love disappear when the person disappears? Where does the love go when the body is burned to ashes? It flees into similes. The body has been taken from the earth, but not all the things that remind you of it.
"Thine eyes are like the ponds in Heshbon, by the gate of Bathrabbim: thy nose is as the tower of Lebanon which looketh toward Damascus. Thine head upon thee is like Carmel..." Like, indeed, like, like. Love looks for an embodiment it can no longer find.