"abHowbeautiful1you are, my darling, cHowbeautiful you are! Your 2eyes are like doves3behind your veil ; Your 4hair is like a flock of goats That have descended from Mount5Gilead.
"Your 6teeth are like a flock of newly shorn ewes Which have come up from their washing, All of whichbeartwins, And not one among them has dlost her young.
"Your lips are like a 7scarletthread, And your 8mouth is lovely. Your 9temples are like a slice of a pomegranateBehind your veil.
"Your 10neck is like the tower of David, Builtewith rows of stones On which are 11hung a thousandshields, All the round 12shields of the mightymen.
"Your 13twobreasts are like twofawns, Twins of a gazelle Which 14feed among the lilies.
"15Untilfthe cool of the day When the shadowsflee away, I will go my way to the mountain of 16myrrh And to the hill of 17frankincense.
"18You are altogetherbeautiful, my darling, And there is noblemish in you.
"Come with me from 19Lebanon, my 20bride, May you come with me from Lebanon. gJourneydown from the summit of 21Amana, From the summit of 22Senir and Hermon, From the dens of lions, From the mountains of leopards.
"You have made my heartbeatfaster, 23my sister, my bride ; You have made my heartbeatfaster with a single glance of your eyes, With a singlestrand of your 24necklace.
"25Howbeautiful is your love, my sister, my bride ! How much 26better is your lovethanwine, And the 27fragrance of your oilsThanall kinds of hspices !
"Your lips, my bride, 28drip29honey ; Honey and milk are under your tongue, And the fragrance of your garments is like the 30fragrance of Lebanon.
"A gardenlocked is my sister, my bride, A irockgardenlocked, a 31spring32sealed up.
"Your shoots are an j33orchard of 34pomegranates With 35choicefruits , 36henna with nardplants,
1437Nard and saffron, calamus and 38cinnamon, With all the trees of 39frankincense, 40Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finestkspices.
"You are a gardenspring, A well of l41freshwater, And streams flowing from Lebanon."
"mAwake, O north wind, And come, wind of the south ; Make my 42gardenbreathe out fragrance, Let its nspicesobe wafted abroad. May 43my belovedcome into his garden And eat its 44choicefruits !"