Asma Asmaton – English lyrics

The lyrics of Asma Asmaton by Irene Pappas translated to English

Asma Asmaton – English lyrics

How beautiful you are, my beloved, how beautiful you are!”
“Your look is sweet and tender like a pigeon’s.”
“None of the beautiful women can compete with you:”
“You are like a lilly, and they are like thorns.”
“Your red lips are like a red thread.”
“Your pink cheeks behind your veil look like a pomegranate that was cut in two.”
“Your two breasts look like twin gazelles that went out to graze among the lilly flowers.”

“Kiss me, kiss me with all the kisses you have in your mouth make me drunk with the sweetest wine of your embrace and your name is perfume, myrrh spilled on the floor.”
“You are the fragrance of all the perfumes together Yes, when you touch me I get more drunk than when I drink My man, you only deserve to be loved.”
Beautiful, flawless you are my beloved

“You have stolen my heart, my beloved, my sister with a single glance from you, with a single pearl on your neck.”
“Your two sweet lips drip honey; honey and milk slowly flow under your tongue.”
“You are a closed garden, fool of flowers, my beloved.”
“A spring with flowing water, ”
“A paradise of coolness, a paradise of fragrances your every [unintelligible] Cinammon, sweet-reed, nard and saffron, and sweet-smelling roots, and insence, and myrrh, and aloe, and every perfume you can name, smells on you.”

“Rise, North Wind; Come, South Wind, blow on my branches, to scatter my fragrances everywhere”
“Rise, North Wind; Come, South Wind, blow on my branches, to scatter my perfumes everywhere (twice) And let my man come down, to the garden that belongs to him, to taste whatever fruit he wants from its branches, to taste whatever fruit he wants from *MY* branches”
[Faraway voice]
“Beautiful, sweet like a pigeon’s, none of the beautiful women”

Asma Asmaton 

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