Song of Solomon ~ Chapter 7
How beautiful are your feet in sandals,
O prince’s daughter!
The curves of your thighs are like jewels,
The work of the hands of a skillful workman.
Song of Solomon 7:1 NKJV
He is looking
at her feet
and up her lovely legs
to admire her
wonderfully shaped bum.
He admires her beautiful figure and praises the curve of her hips. He is looking at her feet and up her lovely legs to admire her wonderfully shaped bum.
Your navel is a rounded goblet;
It lacks no blended beverage.
Your waist is a heap of wheat
Set about with lilies.
Song of Solomon 7:2 NKJV
Now he admires her from the front. Belly here is the Hebrew word for the vulva, and not the navel. I see this as a beautiful description of her pussy and pubic hair.
7:8 The man declares,
I said, “I will go up to the palm tree,
I will take hold of its branches.”
Let now your breasts be like clusters of the vine,
The fragrance of your breath like apples,
Song of Solomon 7:8 NKJV
He is mounting her. In the ancient Near East female palm tree flowers were artificial fertilized using the male palm tree flowers. The male flowers grew on a separate tree. A man would climb the male tree, get some flowers, and then climb the female tree and tie the pollen bearing male flowers among its branches. The male and female flowers are produced on separate trees in clusters among the leaves. Thus, to climb the palm tree is to fertilize it.
To take hold of was to grasp. The word for fruit here represents something pointed, like a breast with erect nipples.
The picture changes from date clusters to grape clusters. Both are sweet, but grapes swell and become more round as they ripen. Her breasts enlarged as she becomes aroused by his touch.
And once again he enjoys the fragrance of her pussy. The word translated breath is better understood to be her genitals.
If a man
is an apple tree
with dangling fruit,
his wife is
a palm tree
that is wonderful to "climb."
If a man is an apple tree with dangling fruit, his wife is a palm tree that is wonderful to "climb." Climb aboard and enjoy the ride!
Let us get up early to the vineyards;
Let us see if the vine has budded,
Whether the grape blossoms are open,
And the pomegranates are in bloom.
There I will give you my love.
Song of Solomon 7:12 NKJV
This verse can be understood two ways. First, he suggests they spend the night outdoors making love in the field, the vineyard, and the orchard. The second is that they have already made love and he wants them to wait awhile, get some rest and then see if they can enter the garden of sensual delights and have sex again.
The mandrakes give off a fragrance,
And at our gates are pleasant fruits,
All manner, new and old,
Which I have laid up for you, my beloved.
Song of Solomon 7:13 NKJV
Perhaps the mandrakes, considered an aphrodisiac, would help. Leah used mandrakes for this purpose (Genesis 30:14-16). Figs look like female sexual organs. Mandrakes look like males with roots like two legs with a large penis between.
This is a couple not afraid to try things both old and new and exciting to enhance their lovemaking. They are willing to experiment and increase their delight. Every relationship can benefit from new techniques, places, positions, and the use of their imagination. We should not be shy about trying anything – from lingerie to sex toys – to enhance our lovemaking.
Feedback welcomed and appreciated.
Christians, Nudity and Erotica
And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.