Let our lives, never run out of passion.

Song of Solomon

The Beloved
13 You who dwell in the gardens,
The companions listen for your voice—
Let me hear it!

The Shulamite
14 Make[d] haste, my beloved,
And be like a gazelle
Or a young stag
On the mountains of spices.

We see that the Song of Solomon closes with the same sense of passion and intensity with which it opened. It reminds us that though the relationship between the maiden and the beloved aged and matured, it had not lost its passion and excitement.

“In every way we have seen a marriage in maturity. In their more intimate sexual experience, in the greater security of the wife, in her playful freedom to initiate love, and finally in the fullness of their relationship the poet has sketched a revealing portrait of the model couple.” (Glickman)