A flower, often with a pleasant smell, which grows on a bush with stems that have sharp points called thorns on them.
A pink wine made from certain red-wine grapes, with the skins left in the juice during early fermentation just long enough to tinge it with color.
A feminine name.
Each of the above has the power to intoxicate you, posses you, enchant you.
Each should be treated with respect and love.
If abused and pushed far enough – each will kill you. The first brings a death by thousand pricks, the second an internal decay and devastation of the flesh, the third one a broken heart that will never heal…