CLV(i) 9 How is your darling better than another darling, Loveliest among women? How is your darling better than another darling That thus you adjure us? 10 My darling is shimmering and ruddy, Preeminent among ten thousand." 11 His head is certified gold, glittering gold; His locks are pendulous, dusky as a raven." 12 His eyes are like doves by channels of water, Washed in milk, seated by a brimming pool." 13 His cheeks are like beds of aromatics, towers of sweet compounds; His lips are like anemones, dropping overflowing myrrh." 14 His hands are like ring-bands of gold, filled with topaz; His belly is like reflecting ivory, bedecked with sapphires." 15 His legs are like columns of marble, founded on sockets of glittering gold; His appearance is like Lebanon, choice as its cedars." 16 His palate is most sweet, And all of him is coveted. This is my darling, and this is my dearest, O daughters of Jerusalem."