"My lover is dark and dazzling, better than ten thousand others!
His head is the finest gold, and his hair is wavy and black.
His eyes are like doves beside brooks of water; they are set like jewels.
His cheeks are like sweetly scented beds of spices. His lips are like perfumed lilies. His breath is like myrrh.
His arms are like round bars of gold, set with chrysolite. His body is like bright ivory, aglow with sapphires.
His legs are like pillars of marble set in sockets of the finest gold, strong as the cedars of Lebanon. None can rival him.
His mouth is altogether sweet; he is lovely in every way. Such, O women of Jerusalem, is my lover, my friend."