More Shulamite's Garden
“A garden enclosed is my sister, my [promised] bride—
A rock garden locked, a spring sealed up.
“Your shoots are an orchard of pomegranates,
[A paradise] with precious fruits, henna with fragrant plants,
Fragrant plants and saffron, calamus and cinnamon,
With all trees of frankincense,
Myrrh and aloes, along with all the finest spices.
“You are a fountain in a garden,
A well of fresh and living water,
And streams flowing from Lebanon.”
“Awake, O north wind,
And come, south wind [blow softly upon my garden];
Make my garden breathe out fragrance, [for the one in whom my soul delights],
Let its spices flow forth.
Let my beloved come into his garden
And eat its choicest fruits.”
Song of Solomon (excerpt)