My Own Vineyard
“King Solomon had vineyards plentiful
that yielded luscious grapes and heady wine.
These gardens were considered valuable
and many tenant farmers rented vines.
A thousand shekels was the price they paid,
but you can keep your thousand, O my king.
I have one vineyard that I’ll never trade,
my lovely bride to whom I’ll always cling.
As I walk through the garden with my friends
I hear upon the air her gentle voice
which like a cooling mist on me descends
creating in me reason to rejoice.”
Oh come, my lover, come my swift gazelle!
There is no one on earth your parallel.
|Dolce Far Niente, John William Godward, 1904|