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“I am dark, daughters of Jerusalem, / And I am beautiful! / Dark as the tents of Kedar, lavish / As Solomon's tapestries. / Do not see me only as dark. The sun / has stared at me.”
“I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine ...”
“... jealousy is cruel as the grave.”
The Shulamite, Hebrew poet
(3rd cent. BCE)