Pomegranate

 

'Your lips are like a scarlet ribbon;

your mouth is lovely.

Your temples behind your veil

are like the halves of a pomegranate.

 

Let us go early early to the vineyards

to see if the vines have budded;

if their blossoms have opened,

and if the pomegranates are in bloom-

there I will give you my love.'

 

Song of Solomon