The king called his lover at dawn to enjoy the spring day with him. However, the Beloved did not respond. She kept to herself, too ashamed of her appearance, especially her sun-weathered face. The Lover eventually left her window. The sun rose to mid-day heat, followed by late evening cool, and sunset sigh. The maiden is alone in the darkness of night laying in a bed of self-pity (1). The moon peeks occasionally from clouds to reveal the maiden’s restless night. The king does love her. He is committed to her. He will protect and provide for her. He risks himself to ride her of family members force her to work in their vineyards and neglect her vineyard. He wants the best for her and him.
Love springs desire. Doubt morphs into a passion.
The noblewoman arises from loathsome’s canopied bed, compelled to find her steed. She looked for the one her heart loves but did not find him (1). The long shadows of morning’s light did not reveal him in the city streets and squares (2).
Fervor’s desire rises with the heat of the sun; heart pounding in search of its love (2). She will not rest though she does not find him. She is like the love bird’s morning sound calling to her mate. She is like the early morning merchant march.
The princess stops the watchmen from making their early morning rounds (3). Their duty will become her feminine quest for her gazelle. He must enjoy his vineyard. “Have you seen the one my heart loves?” “No.”
The panting doe ventures to the city gate. The world had never experienced joy as she for the duchess found the man her heart loves (4).
The Beloved held the king, not letting him go. She had decided to give herself to him. She submits to the king of her heart and body. She will marry him.
The contessa pulls him hurriedly to her mother’s house (4). She brings him into the room of the one who conceived her. The queen consents to her daughter’s union with such a brisk young man.
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” (John 6:68) “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world.. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.” (John 17:6) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give ou rest.” (Matthew 11:28)