Forgive my lack of writing. I will include only minor verse comments here:
- 1:9- My dad calls my mom “a mare” sometimes because her name is “Mary.” Unfortunately for him, he leaves out the “among Pharaoh’s chariots.” If he included that, she might take it as a compliment.
- 1:14- Henna blossoms in En Gedi. Have you seen them before? Beautiful.
- 2:2- Not a rose, but a lily. A lily among brambles. Brambles are similar to thorns.
- 2:5- I am sick with love. What a line!
- 2:7 & 3:5- Do not stir up or awaken love until it pleases. Ponder that for awhile.
- 2:16- My beloved is mine and I am his. If we thought about marital relationships like this, we would be much better off in this country I believe.
- 3:1-4- The phrase is repeated 4x in 4 separate verses “him whom my soul loves.” This gives me the impression that it’s important. And it’s a lovely phrase. A good arrangement of words.
- 4:7- What a solid line! I’m going to pass this on to my wife today…
“You are altogether beautiful, my love;there is no flaw in you.”