Sumerian poems and lamentations – 13 Erect for Me My Flowered Bed
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From A Song of Inana and Dumuzid (Dumuzid-Inana T)
Let them erect for me my flowered bed.
Let them spread it for me
with herbs like translucent lapis lazuli.
For me let them bring in the man of my heart.
Let them bring in to me my Ama-ucumgal-ana.
Let them put his hand in my hand,
let them put his heart by my heart.
As hand is put to head, the sleep is so pleasant.
As heart is pressed to heart, the pleasure is so sweet.