Let him kiss me
with the kisses of his mouth
For your love is more delightful then wine.
Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
Your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the maidens love you!
Take me away with you - let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
How right they are to adore you!
Dark am I, yet lovely
Oh daughters of Jerusalem,
Dark like the tents of Kedar,
like the curtains of Solomon.
Do not stare at me because I am dark,
because I am darkened by the sun.
My mothers sons were angry with me
and they made me take care of the vineyards;
my own vineyard I have neglected.
Tell me, you whom I love,
where you graze your flock,
where you rest your sheep at midday.
Why should I be like a veiled woman
beside the flocks of you friends?
While the king was at his table,
my perfume spread its fragrance.
My lover is a to me sachet of myrrh
resting between my breasts.
My lover is to me a cluster of henna
from the vineyard of Ed Gedi.
How beautiful you are to me,
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are like doves.
Like a lili among thorns
is my darling among the maidens.
Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest
is my lover among the young men.
I delight to sit in his shade,
and his fruit is sweet to my taste.
He has taken me to a banquet hall,
and his banner over me is his love.
Strengthen me with raisins,
refresh me with apples,
for I am faint with love.
His left arm is under my head,
his right arm embraces me.
Do not arouse or awaken love
until it so desires.
Listen! My lover!
Look! Here he comes,
leaping across the mountains,
bounding over the hills!
My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag.
Look! There he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattice.
My lover spoke and said to me
"Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
and come with me!
See, the winter is past;
the rains are over and gone.
Flowers appear on the earth,
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves
is heard in our land.
The fig-three forms it's early fruit;
the blossoming vines spread their fragrance.
Arise, my darling, my beautiful one,
and come with me! "
My lover is mine and I am his,
he browses among the lilies.
Until the day breaks
and the shadows flee.
All night long on my bed
I looked for the one my heart loves
I looked for him but could not find him.
I will get up now and I will go about the city;
through its streets and squares;
I will search for the one my heart loves.
So I looked for him but did not find him.
The watchman found me
as they made their rounds in the city.
"Have you seen the one my heart loves? "
Scarcely have I passed them.
When I found the one my heart loves.
I held him and I would not let him go,
till I have brought him to my mothers house,
to the room of the one who conceived me.
edit on 18-8-2015 by Layaly because: too much