"aHowbeautiful are your bfeet in sandals, O c1prince'sdaughter ! The curves of your hips are likedjewels, The work of the hands of an artist.
"Your navel is like a roundgoblet Which neverlacksmixedwine ; Your belly is like a heap of wheatFencedabout with lilies.
"Your 2twobreasts are like twofawns, Twins of a gazelle.
"Your 3neck is like a tower of ivory, Your eyes like the pools in 4Heshbon By the gate of Bath-rabbim ; Your nose is like the tower of Lebanon, Which facestowardDamascus.
"Your headecrowns you like 5Carmel, And the flowinglocks of your head are like purplethreads ; The king is captivated by your tresses.
6"How6beautiful and howdelightful you are, fMy love, with all your charms !
"gYour stature is like a palmtree, And your breasts are like its clusters.
"I said, 'I will climb the palmtree, I will takehold of its fruitstalks.' Oh, may your breasts be like clusters of the vine, And the fragrance of your hbreath like i7apples,
And your j8mouth like the bestwine!" "k It 9goes down smoothly for my beloved, Flowinggently through the lips of those whofallasleep.
"10I am my beloved's, And his 11desire is for me.
11"Come, my beloved, let us go out into the lcountry, Let us spend the night in the villages.
"Let us riseearly and go to the vineyards ; Let us 12seewhether the vine has budded And its blossoms have opened, And whether the pomegranates have bloomed. There I will give you my love.
"The 13mandrakes have given forth fragrance ; And over our doors are all14choice fruits, Both new and old, Which I have saved up for you, my beloved.