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Love in the Key of Delight 22

posted by xscot mcknight

The shepherd’s lover now will give a second long speech; the first one was in 2:8–3:11 which was followed by his speech (4:1–5:1). Now she speaks in 5:2–6:3:
She is asleep but her heart of love was awake:
2 I slept, but my heart was awake.
Listen! my beloved is knocking.
He calls to her in her sleep (dream?):
“Open to me, my sister, my love,
my dove, my perfect one;
for my head is wet with dew,
my locks with the drops of the night.”
She resists charmingly, perhaps coyly, perhaps teasingly:
3 I had put off my garment;
how could I put it on again?
I had bathed my feet;
how could I soil them?



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John W Frye

posted May 1, 2007 at 7:25 am


“my sister,” “my love,” “my dove,” “my perfect one”
This lover-man is an artist with words.



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BeckyR

posted May 2, 2007 at 2:13 am


hoowee! I’m coming, I’m coming, would be my response. Hubby says similar things in cards to me and gets my heart.(and more ;-)



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