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Song of Songs

Like a lily among the thorns,
I found love among the daughters.
Like an apple tree within the wood,
You stand beside still waters.

Sit in the shade with sweet delight,
Your fruit is sweet to taste.
Bring me to the banquet house,
Let there be no haste.

The beams of our house are cedar,
Our bed is clothed in green,
You are the Rose of Sharon,
You are my precious Queen.

His banner over me was love,
His hand around embraces.
But love cannot awaken,
Those till whom it pleases.

You are fair to me my love,
Your face behind the veil.
Your lips a strand of scarlet.
Behold, my love won't fail,

Your breasts are clusters of the vine,
Your desire is for me,
Your breath tastes like sweet wine,
My love for you is free.

Till day breaks and shadows flee,
Till snow goes and winter's past,
Touch my love and turn to me,
Find shelter from the stormy blast.

Like a spring shut up, a fountain sealed,
Like lilies that wither without song,
I reached out to touch my love,
But found that he was gone.

From the Song of Solomon.


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  1. Date: 6/20/2012 2:44:00 PM

    '...a strand of scarlet,' (not only alliteration but assonance, too!), '...touch my love and turn to me,' amazing phrasing! (wow! that rhymes!!) A beautiful poem of love and loss. :)

  1. Date: 5/7/2012 10:35:00 AM

    Ps. Smile ˜ "You Are Fair To Me My Love * Your Face Behind The Veil." ˜ What More Could Be Added Unto This, My Dear Sweeet Beautiful Elizabeth * Your Beauty, Is Beyound Compare * My Love, Forevermore; John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 4/3/2012 7:30:00 AM

    Smile ˜ I Was Looking At Your Beauties Picture ˜ Precious Beautiful Elizabeth ˜ Live Forever In Splendours & Joy Baby * My Love, Forever, John!:) ˜

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 10:16:00 AM

    Congratulations on your placement in Sara's "Song Of Solomon" contest Elizabeth. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/11/2011 12:24:00 AM

    One of my favorites Elizabeth. I am so happy to see it recognized. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 8:21:00 PM

    Congrats. Elizabeth for your special win, and many thank for keeping in touch. Sending you my love, vie

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 3:04:00 PM

    Enjoyed this thank you Elizabeth xx

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 11:51:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading your creative work..I was delighted that you participated in my contest..Sara

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 10:25:00 AM

    Liz, congratulations in Sara's contest, have a wonderful day,..p.s.

  1. Date: 12/10/2011 9:44:00 AM

    Congratulation on your win, my friend, bl

  1. Date: 12/7/2011 12:48:00 PM

    Absolutely Marvelous ~~ Beautiful, and Inventive! WASANMAHWHO__FLIRTING WITH YOU? Guess I musta been~~ Just Slipped OuT~~SORRY!!! Spellbinding Beauty has weird effects on me. A Seize the Moment Thing~~ I may regret but I need to Purge my Heart kinda thing~~ Getting Embarrassed and Flustered Now....

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 8:08:00 PM

    Wow Perfect rhyme girlfriend. another hit with me, More!!!!

  1. Date: 12/2/2011 7:23:00 PM

    wow! beautiful words and rhymes!

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 9:58:00 PM

    * "Psss. * Thank You for The Kind Visit * My Luv Always * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 12:54:00 PM

    What an awesome piece. I'm sure Sara will love this one as much as I do, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 11/30/2011 1:40:00 AM

    Its about time I wrote something of this sort, minus the last 4 lines... Thanks for sharing, sweet Liz.

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 11:01:00 PM

    * "Pss. * I Am Sorry For The Typo * 'Sweet Dreams' * My Luv, As Always * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 10:56:00 PM

    * "Ps. * Hello Dear Beautiful Elizabeth * Not Only Did I Want to Stop Back By * Wishing Your Lovely Beauty Sweet Dreans * Also, My Dear Joyful Friend John Rhinem * Wished Myself to Tell Your Beauty * He Sends His Love * My Luv, Forever & Forever * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 8:31:00 PM

    and i was about to commend you. john

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 8:17:00 PM

    Winning material here in this song of songs, Elizabeth. Tis a beauty .

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 7:06:00 PM

    Nice use of imagery and rhyme to share this story. Keep up the good writing! Thank you for your kind comment. Karen

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 5:11:00 PM

    enjoyed this so much,,,thank you,,,touches my heart and soul....

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 4:54:00 PM

    * "Nothing Has Changed Amid This Beautiful Song, Except * Tis Even More Beautiful * Everytime My Heart Reads * My Dear Beautiful, Precious & Priceless Elizabeth * Thank You * Always A Great Joy * Finding The Presence & The Gift of Your Beauty * So Wherever Your Brilliant Light May Be * I Send My Luv * Forever & Forever * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 7:59:00 AM

    * "Owww, That I Brush Amid Such Beauty * To Pour The Deepest Most Rich Colours Upon Loves Canvas * My Dear Beautiful, Precious & Priceless Elizabeth * That My Love Be Known & Not Denied * For All To See, To Touch To Taste * Holding This Bouquet * Unto The Rose of Sharon * My Beautiful Love * But Few Can Do It As Well As You * And Owww How Beautiful * I Will Fave This Treasure * Kept Amid The Heart of Hearts * Sooo Blessed Are They Whom Hold Your Love * Stars In The Skies & Dreams In Their Eyes * My Luv, Forever & Forever * Sarah." *

  1. Date: 11/29/2011 5:41:00 AM

    Another top drawer write, so nice to read good poetry. I wish some other poets would take the time and effort to write a quality poem, instead of releasing dozens of poems each day, which have neither the effort or the inclination to produce a worthy write.

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 11:17:00 PM

    great interpretation Elizabeth.One of the very best in the contest, I think!

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 9:15:00 PM

    Liz, a very precious poem... i know you will do well... have a great night,..p.d.

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 1:53:00 PM

    Beautifully written Elizabeth. Thank you. X Lizzie

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 1:49:00 PM

    An awesome write for the contest. Love the rhyme in this poem-my fav form. love phyl Adding this as a fav. to my list.

  1. Date: 11/28/2011 12:48:00 PM

    Queen Elizabeth Solomon... God iz Love....all the best....

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