Today is my 9th anniversary. Nine years of marriage to the most wonderful man in the world. So, in honor of the occasion, here is an Ancient Egyptian love poem. I am quoting it from the book The Literature of Ancient Egypt, translation by Vincent A. Tobin.
As [... mingled] with water,
As a drug to which resin has been added,
As when milk is mixed with [water].
Make haste to see your beloved,
Like a horse in the open field,
Like a falcon [diving down] to its reeds,
For heaven has bestowed its love
Like the course of an arrow [...],
Like the swiftness of a falcon.