My lover is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.111
His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.
His eyes are like doves2 by the water streams, washed in milk,3 mounted like jewels.
His cheeks4 are like beds of spice5 yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies6 dripping with myrrh.714
His arms are rods of gold set with chrysolite. His body is like polished ivory decorated with sapphires.a815
His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon,9 choice as its cedars.
His mouth10 is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my lover,11 this my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.12