From Heavenly Harmony
My Beloved Spake & Sang unto Me
by Ken Myers
In May and June of 1984, Pope John Paul II gave three homilies exploring the erotic verses of theSong of Songs. The addresses were part of the four-year series of General Audiences developing the theology of the body. In the Song of Songs, said the pope, "The truth about love . . . cannot be separated from the language of the body." And since the language in this setting is poetic, not a lecture on anatomy, various delightful aspects of the body are evoked with imagery from the outdoors: gardens and hills, . . .