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7 a How beautiful your sandaled feet,

O prince’se daughter!

Your graceful legs are like jewels,

the work of an artist’s hands.

Your navel is a rounded goblet

that never lacks blended wine.

Your waist is a mound of wheat

encircled by lilies.

Your breastsf are like two fawns,

like twin fawns of a gazelle.

Your neck is like an ivory tower.g

Your eyes are the pools of Heshbonh

by the gate of Bath Rabbim.

Your nose is like the tower of Lebanoni

looking toward Damascus.

Your head crowns you like Mount Carmel.j

Your hair is like royal tapestry;

the king is held captive by its tresses.

How beautifulk you are and how pleasing,

my love, with your delights!l

Your stature is like that of the palm,

and your breastsm like clusters of fruit.

I said, “I will climb the palm tree;

I will take hold of its fruit.”

May your breasts be like clusters of grapes on the vine,

the fragrance of your breath like apples,n

9 and your mouth like the best wine.


May the wine go straight to my beloved,o

flowing gently over lips and teeth.b

10 I belong to my beloved,

and his desirep is for me.q

11 Come, my beloved, let us go to the countryside,

let us spend the night in the villages.c

12 Let us go early to the vineyardsr

to see if the vines have budded,s

if their blossomst have opened,

and if the pomegranatesu are in bloomv

there I will give you my love.

13 The mandrakesw send out their fragrance,

and at our door is every delicacy,

both new and old,

that I have stored up for you, my beloved.x


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