As they are alone as husband and wife for the first time he softly and slowly starts to praise her.
4.1 Behold! You are beautiful, my darling companion.
Behold! You are beautiful.
Your eyes are doves behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats moving briskly down Mount Gilead.
2 Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn sheep
which have come up from the washing, each one bearing twins and bereaved of not one of them.
3. Like a scarlet ribbon are your lips, and your mouth is lovely.
Like the sliced opening of a pomegranate are your parted lips behind your veil.
4 Like the tower of David is your neck, made for strength;
a thousand shields hang upon it, all the shields of the mighty men.
5 Your two breasts are like two fawns, twins of a gazelle which graze among the lotus flowers.
6 Until the day breathes and the shadows flee, I will go my way to the mountain of myrrh and to the hill of frankincense.
7 You are completely beautiful, my darling companion and there is no blemish in you.
8 With me from Lebanon, O bride, with me from Lebanon come.
Descend from the peak of Amana, from the peak of Senir and Hermon,
From the dens of lions and the mountains of leopards.
9 you have made my heart beat fast, my sister my bride.
You have made my heart beat fast with one glance of your eyes, with one strand of your necklace.
10. How beautiful is your lovemaking, my sister, my bride.
How much better is your lovemaking than wine and the fragrance of your perfumes than any spice.
She has been moving closer to him and he can smell her fragrance. She sits beside him on the bed and they start kissing and embracing each other. He describes her beauty as he adds the sense of touch and taste and smell.
11 Honey from the comb your lips drip, by bride,
Honey and milk are under your tongue. And the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon.
12 You are a garden locked, my sister, my bride.
Your are a garden locked, a fountain sealed.
13 Your tender shoots are a paradise of pomegranates with delicious fruits;
henna blossoms with nard plants,
14 nard and saffron; fragrant reed and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes – with all the best spices.
15 A fountain of gardens you are, a well of fresh water and streams flowing from Lebanon.
4.16 Awaken, O north wind and come, wind of the south.
Blow upon my garden and cause its spices to flow like a stream.
May my beloved come to his garden and eat its delicious fruits.