Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Song 2:8-13

Hark! my lover-here he comes
springing across the mountains,
leaping across the hills.
My lover is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Here he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattices.
My lover speaks; he says to me,
"Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one,
and come!
"For see, the winter is past,
the rains are over and gone.
The flowers appear on the earth,
the time of pruning the vines has come,
and the song of the dove is heard in our land.
The fig tree puts forth its figs,
and the vines, in bloom, give forth fragrance.
Arise, my beloved, my beautiful one,
and come!


Pranayama mama said...

My sister-in-law read this (while trying not to laugh) at our wedding after pleading, "Oh please don't make me do the one with the gazelle."

Suzanne Marie DeWitt said...

Ha! It's a lot easier to type than it would be to say out loud to an audience!