CLV(i) 1 The song of songs, which is Solomonic:" 2 Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth. Indeed your affections are better than wine; 3 As for scent, your attars are well pleasing; Your name is like attar as it is being emptied out; Therefore, the damsels love you." 4 Draw me after you; let us run; The king would bring me to his chambers. (We would exult and rejoice with you; We do commemorate your affections as better than wine.) The upright love you. 5 Dusky am I, yet comely, O daughters of Jerusalem, Like the tents of Kedar, Like the sheets of Solomon." 6 Do not stare at me because I am dusky, Because the sun has glared upon me; My mother's sons burned hot against me; They placed me custodian over the vineyards; Over my vineyard which was for myself, I had not the custody." 7 Do tell me, you whom my soul loves, Where do you graze your flock? Where do you recline them at noon? Why should I become like a muffled woman Beside the droves of your partners? 8 If you do not know for yourself, loveliest among women, Go forth for yourself at the heels of the flock, And graze your kids by the tabernacles of the shepherds." 9 To my mare among the chariots of Pharaoh I liken you, my dearest." 10 Your cheeks are comely with bead-rows, Your neck with threaded gems." 11 (We shall make bead-rows of gold for you, With specks of silver.)" 12 While the king was in his surroundings, My nard gave forth its scent." 13 A sachet of myrrh is my darling to me, Lodged between my breasts." 14 A cluster of henna blossoms is my darling to me, In the vineyards of Engedi." 15 How lovely you are, my dearest! How lovely you are; your eyes are like doves!" 16 How lovely you are, my darling, indeed so pleasant! Indeed our divan is under flourishing trees, 17 The rafters of our grand house are cedars, And our gutters are firs."