Love as strong as death (Κραταιὰ ὡς θάνατος ἀγάπη)
Love as strong as death
How beautiful and how sweet (you are)
(my) love, with your charms!
Your stature is such…
Like a palm tree
and your breasts (like two) clusters of grapes.
I said (to myself): I’ll climb the palm tree
and I’ll take hold of it’s crown.
Me (I revere) my beloved,
and he returns (the same feelings) to me.
His left (hand) under my head,
and his right (one) embracing me
I raised you up under an apple tree…
And his right (hand) embracing me…
There did your mother give birth to you…
His left (hand) under my head…
There did your bearer give birth to you
Put me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm;
for love (is) as strong as death;
jealousy (is) as hard as hell;
the sparks thereof (are) sparks of fire, it’s flames.
Love can’t be quenched in lots of water,
and rivers don’t deluge it(love)
Τί ὡραιώθης καὶ τί ἡδύνθης
ἀγάπη, ἐν τρυφαῖς σου!
Tοῦτο μέγεθός σου...
Ὡμοιώθης τῷ φοίνικι
καὶ οἱ μαστοί σου τοῖς βότρυσιν.
Eἶπα: Ἀναβήσομαι ἐν τῷ φοίνικι,
κρατήσω τῶν ὕψεων αὐτοῦ.
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