Solomon’s Praise of His Dancing Maiden

1 How beautiful are your feet in sandals, O royal princess! The curves of your {thighs} [are] like {jewels}, the work of the hands of a craftsman.
2 Your navel [is] {a round wine-mixing bowl} that does not lack mixed wine! Your belly [is] a heap of wheat encircled with lilies.
3 Your two breasts [are] like two fawns, twins of a gazelle.
4 Your neck [is] like a tower of ivory; your eyes [are] pools in Heshbon at the gate of Beth Rabbim. Your nose [is] like the tower of Lebanon {looking out over Damascus}.
5 {Your head crowns you like Carmel}; the flowing locks of your head [are] like {purple tapestry}; a king is held captive in the tresses!
6 How beautiful you are and how pleasant, O loved one in the delights!
7 {Your stature} [is] like the palm tree, and your breasts [are] like clusters.
8 I say, "I will climb up the palm tree; I will lay hold of its fruit clusters." Let your breasts [be pleasing] like clusters of the vine and the scent of your breath like the apples.
9 Your palate [is] like the best wine that goes down for my beloved, smoothly gliding over my lips and teeth.

Mutual Possession Refrain

10 {I belong to my beloved}, {and he desires me}!

Rendezvous in the Countryside

11 Come, my beloved, let us {go out to the countryside}; let us spend the night in the villages.
12 Let us rise early [to go] to the vineyards; let us see whether the vine has budded, [whether] the grape blossom has opened, and [whether] the pomegranates {are in bloom}; there I will give my love to you.
13 The mandrakes give [off their] fragrance, and {over our doorway is every kind of delicious fruit}; both {fresh and dried fruit I have stored up} for you, O my beloved.