Rose of Sharon
“the flower of the field”
“the desert shall bloom like the rose.” Isaiah 35:1
“I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.” Song of Songs 2:1
The woman says: I am a lily of Sharon, a rose of the valley. The first part is spoken by a woman, who is called by her lover “darling” in the Song of Songs.
The man replies: You ARE like a rose – and the rest of the girls are like thorns! Her lover responds by saying, “like a lily among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens.” (more…)