Your cheeks are beautiful with ornaments; your neck is lovely with strings of jewels.
Oh, you are beautiful, my darling!
Oh, you are beautiful!
Your eyes behind your veil are like doves.
Your hair is like a flock of female goats
descending from Mount Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of newly-shorn sheep
coming up from the washing place;
each of them has a twin,
and not one of them is missing.
Your lips are like a scarlet thread;
your mouth is lovely.
Your forehead behind your veil
is like a slice of pomegranate.
Your neck is like the tower of David
built with courses of stones;
one thousand shields are hung on it –
all shields of valiant warriors.
Your two breasts are like two fawns,
twins of the gazelle
grazing among the lilies.
Until the dawn arrives
and the shadows flee,
I will go up to the mountain of myrrh,
and to the hill of frankincense.
You are altogether beautiful, my darling!
There is no blemish in you!
--Song of Songs, Chapter 4, Verses 1-7.
This pearl necklace was James' gift to me from his trip to Palawan. How it makes me quiver.