THE APPLE TREE
Under the apple tree I awakened thee.
There thy mother conceived thee,
there thy mother bore thee.
As a lily among thorns,
so is my beloved among women.
As an apple tree among the trees of the wood,
so is my lover among men.
In his shadow I delight to rest
and his fruit is sweet to my mouth.
Stay me with raisin cakes,
refresh me with apples
for I am weak with love.
-From The Song of Songs
Page 122 Sign of the Tree
1970s; Stanbrook Abbey; Ink on Scratchboard; 12×10; Mat is signed.
Image appears sideways in Sign of the Tree. This is noted on back.