You are beautiful, my darling, as Tirzah, lovely as Jerusalem, majestic as troops with banners. Turn your eyes from me: they overwhelm me. Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Gilead. Your teeth are like a flock of sheep coming up from the washing, each has its twin, not one of them is alone. Your temples behind your veil are like the halves of a pomegranate.
“turn your eyes from me for they arouse me”, (26) page 152
Solomon built up Tirzah during his lifetime. Within a few weeks after his death, his son lost the northern part of the kingdom, and Tirzah was the main city. It was only Solomon’s life time that some one would refer to both of these cities in positive terms. One belonged to the northern part of the divided kingdom, the other to the southern part.
He comes back, and he is very complimentary of her. That is what he starts with. She still has a few questions that he needs to address. Where did you go? and What did you do?
He answers these questions without making her ask them. But first he makes sure she understands that he thinks she is beautiful, and that she is the one that arouses him.