The First Love Poem Known in History
The stewpan of my heart, you [I love]
Charm is a sweet thing, [sweet as honey]; My heart’s lover, you are my favorite
Charm is a sweet thing, sweet as honey.
You have fascinated me, I will come to you of my own will,
Bridegroom, let me run after you to the sofa;
You have blown my mind, I will come to you of my own will,
Darling, let me run after you to the sofa.
Bridegroom, (look) what sweetness I’ll make for you,
My precious sweetheart, I’ll bring the honey to you,
Dripping honey in the bedroom-
Let’s have fun with the charm, with that sweet thing!
Darling, look what sweetness I’ll make for you,
Precious honey, I’ll bring the honey to you..
Oh! Bridegroom in love with me,
Speak to my mother (and) I will give myself to you,
(Talk) to my father, he will give (me to you) as a gift.
I know how to calm the reins, how to calm the reins,
Bridegroom, sleep until dawn in our house;
How to please a heart I know your heart,
My darling, sleep until dawn in our house.
You, like you love me,
Darling, if only you could do those sweet things to me,
My lord god, my guardian angel lord,
My Šusin, who pleases Enlil’s heart,
If only you could do your sweet things!
If only you could put your hand in “that place” which is sweet as honey,
Cover it like a measuring cup lid for me,
Move your hand over it like an old measuring cup stopper for me.
(This is Inanna’s balbale-song).