Thomson(i) 1 I have come to my garden, my sister spouse: I have gathered my myrrh with my spices: I have eaten my bread with my honey; I have drunk my wine with my milk. Eat, friends; drink; yes drink plentifully brethren. 2 . I SLEEP; but my heart is awake. The voice of my dear brother! he knocketh at the door! "Open to me, my sister, my dove, my consecrated one! for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night." 3 I have put off my garment; how can I put it on? I have washed my feet; how can I defile them? 4 My dear brother withdrew his hand from the hole in the door. Whereupon my bowels yearned for him. 5 I rose to open for my dear brother; my hands dropped myrrh; and my fingers myrrh plenteously on the handles of the bar. 6 I opened for my dear brother. He was gone! my soul melted for the speech of him. I sought him but did not find him: I called him but he made me no answer. 7 They who go the rounds in the city met me. They smote me; they wounded me. The keepers of the walls took my veil from me. 8 I adjured you, daughters of Jerusalem by the powers and virtues of the field. If you found my dear brother; What should you tell him; Tell him that I am sick of love. 9 "What is thy dear brother more than another brother, O fairest of women? What is thy dear brother more than another brother, that thou hast thus adjured us?" 10 My dear brother is white and ruddy, he is the chiefest among tens of thousands. 11 His head is gold of Kephas; his flowing locks black as a raven. 12 His eyes are like doves by streams of water; milk white doves sitting by streams. 13 His cheeks are like beds of spices emitting perfumes; his lips are lillies distilling myrrh plenteously. 14 His hands are of gold, finely turned, beset with chrysolites: his body, an ivory cabinet on a sapphire stone: 15 his legs, pillars of marble fixed on pedestals of gold: his countenance like Libanus, majestic as the cedars: 16 his mouth is sweetness itself. He is altogether lovely. Such is my dear brother, and such my love, daughters of Jerusalem.