The king and queen exchange final serenades as the curtains close and happily ever after awaits. The maiden had beckoned her lover to travel the garden that is she (7:11-12) from village to village. The quixotic couple traveled the countryside in a passion extravaganza. All felt their love and rejoiced as the pleasant couple paraded by. The king calls to them, “Let me hear your voice as you call to one another the testimony of our love; my queen and I.”
The queen forever invites her master and lover to come away with her, to forever be a gazelle, a young stag on her the spice-laden mountains.
A husband and wife are devoted to each other as partners, companions, lovers, and friends. They are inamorato and innamorata; duke and dutches; lover and beloved.