I slept but my heart was awake. Listen! My lover is knocking: "Open to me, my sister, my darling, my dove,1 my flawless2 one.3 My head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."
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I have taken off my robe-- must I put it on again? I have washed my feet-- must I soil them again?
My lover thrust his hand through the latch-opening; my heart began to pound for him.
I arose to open for my lover, and my hands dripped with myrrh,4 my fingers with flowing myrrh, on the handles of the lock.
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I opened for my lover,5 but my lover had left; he was gone.6 My heart sank at his departure. I looked7 for him but did not find him. I called him but he did not answer.
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The watchmen found me as they made their rounds in the city.8 They beat me, they bruised me; they took away my cloak, those watchmen of the walls!
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O daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you9-- if you find my lover,10 what will you tell him? Tell him I am faint with love.11
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How is your beloved better than others, most beautiful of women?12 How is your beloved better than others, that you charge us so?
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My lover is radiant and ruddy, outstanding among ten thousand.13
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His head is purest gold; his hair is wavy and black as a raven.
His eyes are like doves14 by the water streams, washed in milk,15 mounted like jewels.
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His cheeks16 are like beds of spice17 yielding perfume. His lips are like lilies18 dripping with myrrh.19
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His arms are rods of gold set with chrysolite. His body is like polished ivory decorated with sapphires.20
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His legs are pillars of marble set on bases of pure gold. His appearance is like Lebanon,21 choice as its cedars.
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His mouth22 is sweetness itself; he is altogether lovely. This is my lover,23 this my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.24
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