My lover said to me,
“Rise up, my beloved, my fair one, and come away.
For the winter is past, and the rain is over and gone.
The flowers are springing up and the
the time of singing birds has come,even the cooing of turtledoves.
The fig trees are budding, and the grapevines are in blossom.
How delicious they smell! Yes, spring is here!
Arise, my beloved, my fair one, and come away!”
Song of Songs 2: 10 -13 (New Living Translation – Catholic Version) updated 2016