Flowers in "Mutter- und Koselieder" dedicated to the Virgin Mary
Many flowers in "Mutter- und Koselieder" are dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
In the pictures in this paper you can first of all see lilies of various
kinds for example at the Title-Page. The lily is a symbol of childhood and
innocence. The Iris at "The Bridge" (A 15) is a symbol of the rainbow (mediator
betwwn two opposites) and of the Virgin Mary. Field-Bind-Weed and roses
frames the "Flower-Basket (A 22). The rose is attributed to the Virgin Mary,
the Mystic Rose and also the field-bind-weed because it tries to reach
In "The Family" you find branches on the trees which forms flowers with five
petals, alluding to the letters of the Virgin Marys name (Maria) but also to
the five senses. There is also a small flower with five petals at bottom of
In "The Little Gardener" (A 16) you can find a Columbine with five flowers.
The five dove-like flowers allude to the five letters in Maria. Flowers
dedicated to the Virgin Mary often are medicine-plants. It alludes to her
and Christ's ability to heal. In Cathedrals, The Virgin Mary's Gardens, are
paintings with medicine-plants usual.