EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
(2h)ARISE, MY SWEETHEART. BEAUTIFUL YOU. TWO-OF-US LEAVE. WHY? WINTER END. RAIN FINISH, GONE. FLOWER BLOOM"each" HERE EARTH. TIME-PERIOD ARRIVE BIRD~CHIRP CELEBRATE. (2h)ARISE, MY SWEETHEART. BEAUTIFUL YOU. TWO-OF-US LEAVE.
Notes: (2h)ARISE - (2h)[B], POs down, FOs away, lower slightly, supinate, and rise up.
YOU - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
BLOOM - (2h)[A] are held together but the hands are twisted like the beginning of CHANGE. Hands twist back while opening to (2h)[5:] with the hands still held together.
TIME-PERIOD - [T], PO > NDS, FO up, travels in a vertical plane parallel to the NDH and makes contact with NDH [B], PO > DS, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Period - Time.
BIRD~CHIRP - Sign BIRD and then with hand still kept in place sway head from side to side while opening and closing "beak".
Rise up my love, my fair one, and come away. For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; The flowers appear on the earth, the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land; The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vine with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise my love, my fair one, and come away.