This commentary is based on my notes after reading The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: Song of Songs, by Tremper Longman III, 2001
Poem 23 (Ch 8)
(Let Others Know There is Love)
v 13 You who dwell in the gardens,
companions are listening,
let me hear your voice!
v 14 Sneak away, my lover, and be like the gazelle,
or a young stag on the mountains of spices.
The man addresses the woman and acknowledges that her companions are listening, He wants her to express her wishes publically, to let others know that she loves him. She responds by again asking him to sneak away with her- quickly. Their love has not dulled and it is not to be hidden.