Monday, March 9, 2009

Turning up the heat..............

Beloved - 2 Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth—
for your love is more delightful than wine.
3 Pleasing is the fragrance of your perfumes;
your name is like perfume poured out.
No wonder the maidens love you!
4 Take me away with you—let us hurry!
Let the king bring me into his chambers.
Friends- We rejoice and delight in you ;
we will praise your love more than wine.
Beloved - How right they are to adore you!
5 Dark am I, yet lovely,
O daughters of Jerusalem,
dark like the tents of Kedar,
like the tent curtains of Solomon.
6 Do not stare at me because I am dark,
because I am darkened by the sun.
My mother's sons were angry with me
and made me take care of the vineyards;
my own vineyard I have neglected.
7 Tell me, you whom I love, where you graze your flock
and where you rest your sheep at midday.
Why should I be like a veiled woman
beside the flocks of your friends?
Friends -8 If you do not know, most beautiful of women,
follow the tracks of the sheep
and graze your young goats
by the tents of the shepherds.
Lover -9 I liken you, my darling, to a mare
harnessed to one of the chariots of Pharaoh.
10 Your cheeks are beautiful with earrings,
your neck with strings of jewels.
11 We will make you earrings of gold,
studded with silver.
Beloved -12 While the king was at his table,
my perfume spread its fragrance.
13 My lover is to me a sachet of myrrh
resting between my breasts.
14 My lover is to me a cluster of henna blossoms
from the vineyards of En Gedi.
Lover- 15 How beautiful you are, my darling!
Oh, how beautiful!
Your eyes are doves.
Beloved -16 How handsome you are, my lover!
Oh, how charming!
And our bed is verdant.


Chris Welch - 07000INTUNE said...

Lydia...when are you off to Hong Kong and secondly have you reached the bit in Arthur's book where he talks about the lovely miracles in South Africa. Also the bit where he describes the glory bubble surrounding the immediate are around where he is carrying the cross?

lydia said...

In one week!!! I still can't believe it..........

No I haven't gotten that far, I just got done the chapter where he ran for president!!! I most definitely will be able to finish the book on the plane.........then I am passing it on to Ursula!

lydia said...

Oh duh, Chris I totally did read that already, I just didn't remember it being in South Africa.........yes that was very wonderful to read about!! What a journey Arthur walked!!!