you fairest among women?
Where has your beloved turned,
that we may seek him with you?Beloved
to the beds of spices,
to feed in the gardens
and to gather lilies.Lover
for they have overcome me.
Your hair is like a flock of goats
that lie along the side of Gilead.
that have come up from the washing,
of which every one has twins;
none is bereaved among them.
behind your veil.
and virgins without number.
She is her mother’s only daughter.
She is the favorite one of her who bore her.
The daughters saw her and called her blessed;
the queens and the concubines, and they praised her.
beautiful as the moon,
clear as the sun
and awesome as an army with banners?
to see the green plants of the valley,
to see whether the vine budded
and the pomegranates were in flower.
my desire set me
with my royal people’s chariots.Friends
Return, return, that we may gaze at you.Lover
Why do you desire to gaze at the Shulammite
as at the dance of Mahanaim?