Trees

I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
(Joyce Kilmer, http://www.bartleby.com/104/119.html  )

(Cedar trees)

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Song of Solomon chapter 1

New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures-With References

16 “Look! You are beautiful,*+ my dear one, also pleasant. Our divan+ also is one of foliage.

17 The beams of our grand house* are cedars,+ our rafters juniper trees.
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/song-of-solomon/1/ [emphasis added]

[Audio:]

https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/
[Additional Translations:]
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/
http://biblehub.com/songs/1-16.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/1-17.htm

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Song of Solomon chapter 2
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures-With References

1 “A mere saffron*+ of the coastal plain*+ I am, a lily of the low plains.”+

2 “Like a lily among thorny weeds, so is my girl companion among the daughters.”+

3  “Like an apple tree+ 
among the trees of the forest, so is my dear one among the sons.+ His shade I have passionately desired, and there I have sat down, and his fruit has been sweet to my palate. 


4 He brought me into the house of wine,+ 
and his banner+ over me was love.*+5 Do YOU people refresh me with cakes of raisins,+ sustain me with apples; for I am lovesick.+
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/song-of-solomon/2/
http://biblehub.com/songs/2-1.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/2-2.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/2-3.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/2-4.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/2-5.htm

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.
(Elizabeth Barrett Browning, How Do I Love Thee?, Sonnet 43, https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/how-do-i-love-thee-sonnet-43 )Song of Solomon chapter 8
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures-With References

6 “Place me as a seal upon your* heart,+ as a seal upon your arm; because love is as strong as death is,+ insistence on exclusive devotion+ is as unyielding as She’ol* is. Its blazings are the blazings of a fire, the flame of Jah.*+7  Many waters themselves are not able to extinguish love,+ nor can rivers themselves wash it away.+ If a man* would give all the valuable things of his house for love, persons would positively despise them.”*

8 “We have a little sister+ that does not have any breasts. What shall we do for our sister on the day that she will be spoken for?”

9  “If she should be a wall,+ we shall build upon her a battlement of silver; but if she should be a door,+ we shall block her up with a cedar plank.”

10 “I am a wall, and my breasts are like towers.+ In this case I have become in his eyes like her that is finding peace.
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/song-of-solomon/8/
[Audio:]
https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/
[Additional Translations:]

https://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/
http://biblehub.com/songs/8-6.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/8-7.htm
http://biblehub.com/songs/8-8.htm