'I am the rose of Sharon, The lily of the valleys.'
'Like a lily among the thorns, So is my darling among the young women.'
'Like an apple tree among the trees of the forest, So is my beloved among the young men. In his shade I took great delight and sat down, And his fruit was sweet to my taste.
He has brought me to his
banquet hall, And his banner over me is love.
Refresh me with raisin cakes, Sustain me with apples, Because I am lovesick.
His left hand is under my head, And his right hand embraces me.'
'Swear to me, you daughters of Jerusalem, By the gazelles or by the does of the field, That you will not disturb or awaken my
love Until she pleases.'