Poem of the Day Project: “The Song of Songs 2:14-17”

One last Sunday post from the Bible (can you believe April’s almost over?) The Song of Songs is a really intriguing and beautiful section of the Bible, that I first discovered in an English class even though I’ve been going to church my whole life. It’s definitely poetry though.

 

Lover

My dove in the clefts of the rock,

     in the hiding places on the mountainside,

Show me your face,

     let me hear your voice;

for your voice is sweet,

     and your face is lovely.

Catch for us the foxes,

     the little foxes

that ruin the vineyards,

     our vineyards that are in bloom.

Beloved

My lover is mine and I am his;

     he browses among the lilies.

Until the day breaks

     and the shadows flee,

turn, my lover,

     and be like a gazelle

or like a young stag

     on the rugged hills.

From the New International Version

(Disclaimer: I’m basing my poem choices on those I understand to be in the public domain. If I’ve made a mistake – which is very possible – and you own the copyright to a poem I have posted please e-mail me at igetabitobsessive@gmail.com and I will take the post down immediately.)

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