| Monday, February 13, 2006
| ON VALENTINE'S DAY......OF MARRIED LOVE
|SONG OF SONGS (1:1-1:6)
The most beautiful of songs, by Solomon
Your lipes cover me with kisses;
yourlove is better than mine.
There is frangrance about you;
the sound of your name
No womam could keep from
Take me with you, and we'll run
by my king and takeme to your
We will be happy together,
drink deep, and lose ourselves in
No wonder all women love
Women of Jerusalem, I am dark
dark as teh desert tents of
but beautiful as the draperies in
Don't look down on me of
because the sun has tanned me.
My brothers were angry with me
and made me work in the
I had no time to care for myself.
SONG OF SONGS (1:7-2:7)
Tell me, my love
Where will you lead your flock
Where will they rest from the
Why should I need to look for you
among the flocks of the other
Don't you know the place,
loveliest of women?
Go and follow the flock;
find pasture for your goats
near the tents of the shepherds.
You, my love, excite men
as a mare excites the stallions of
Your hair is beautiful upon your
and falls along your neck like
But we will make for you a chain
with ornaments of silver.
My king was lying on his couch,
and my perfume filled the air
My lover has the scent of myrrh
as he lies upon my breasts.
My lvoer is like the wild flowers
that bloom in the vineyards at
How beautiful you are, my love;
how your eyes shine with love!
How handsome you are, my
how you delight me!
The green grass will be our bed;
the cedars will be the beams of
And the cypress trees the ceiling.
I am only a wild flower in the Sharon,
a lily in amountain valley.
Like a lily among the thorns
is my darling among women.
Like an apple tree among the trees
of the forest
so is my dearest compared to
I love to sit in its shadow,
and its fruit is sweet to my taste.
He brought me to his banquet hall
and raised the banner of love
Restore my strength with raisins
and refresh me with apples!
I am weak from passion.
He left hand is under my head,
and his right hand caresses me.
Promise me, women of Jerusalem;
swear by the swift deer and the
that you will not interrupt our
|posted by infraternam meam @ 1:26 AM