Bonaventura Berlinghiero, Madonna and Child, tempera on wood panel, ca. 1230
"Isaiah 'twas foretold it, the Rose I have in mind,
With Mary we behold it, the Virgin Mother kind.
To show God's love aright,
She bore to us a Savior when half-spent was the night." (from "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming")