You are my private garden, my treasure, my bride, a secluded spring, a hidden fountain.
Your thighs shelter a paradise of pomegranates with rare spices— henna with nard,
nard and saffron, fragrant calamus and cinnamon, with all the trees of frankincense, myrrh, and aloes, and every other lovely spice.
You are a garden fountain, a well of fresh water streaming down from Lebanon’s mountains.
Awake, north wind! Rise up, south wind! Blow on my garden and spread its fragrance all around. Come into your garden, my love; taste its finest fruits.