1: Whither is thy beloved gone, Thou fairest among women? Whither is thy beloved turned aside? And we will seek him with thee. 2: My beloved is gone down into his garden, to the beds of spices, To feed in the gardens and to gather lilies. 3: I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine: He feedeth [his flock] among the lilies. 4: Thou art fair, my love, as Tirzah, Comely as Jerusalem, Terrible as troops with banners: 5: Turn away thine eyes from me, For they overcome me. Thy hair is as a flock of goats On the slopes of Gilead. 6: Thy teeth are like a flock of sheep Which go up from the washing; Which have all borne twins, And none is barren among them. 7: As a piece of a pomegranate are thy temples Behind thy veil. 8: There are threescore queens, and fourscore concubines, And virgins without number: 9: My dove, mine undefiled, is but one; She is the only one of her mother, She is the choice one of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and they called her blessed; The queens and the concubines, and they praised her. 10: Who is she that looketh forth as the dawn, Fair as the moon, clear as the sun, Terrible as troops with banners? 11: I went down into the garden of nuts, To see the verdure of the valley, To see whether the vine budded, Whether the pomegranates blossomed. 12: Before I was aware, My soul set me upon the chariots of my willing people. 13: Return, return, O Shulamite; Return, return, that we may look upon thee. -- What would ye look upon in the Shulamite? -- As it were the dance of two camps.