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Come back, come back, O Shulammite!
Come back, come back,
    that we may look upon you.

Why do you gaze at the Shulammite
    like the dance of Mahanaim?

How lovely are your sandaled feet,
    O nobleman’s daughter!
The curves of your thighs are like jewels,
    the work of a craftsman’s hand.
Your navel is a round goblet,
    may it not lack mixed wine.
Your belly is a heap of wheat
    enclosed with lilies.
Your two breasts are like two fawns,
    twins of a gazelle.
Your neck is like an ivory tower.
Your eyes are pools in Heshbon
    near the gate of Bath-rabbim.
Your nose is like a tower of Lebanon
    overlooking Damascus.
Your head crowns you like Carmel,
    and the hair of your head like purple.
The king is captivated in its tresses!
How beautiful and how pleasing you are,
O Love, with your delights!
Your stature is like a date palm
    and your breasts like its clusters.
I said, “I will climb the date palm
    and take hold of its fruit.”
May your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
    the fragrance of your breath like apple.

The Bride’s Appeal

10 May your mouth be like the best wine,
    going down smoothly for my beloved,
    causing the lips of sleepers to speak.
11 I am my lover’s,
    and his desire is for me.
12 Come, my beloved,
    let us go out into the field.
Let us spend the night in the villages.
13 Let us go out early to the vineyards,
—let us see if the vine has budded,
    if their blossoms have opened,
    and if the pomegranates have bloomed—
there I will give you my love.
14 The mandrakes have given off fragrance,
    and over our door is every choice fruit,
both new and old,
    that I have stored up for you, my lover.