Klimt’s Medicine

Death

Is a skeleton,

A bony frame,

In the river of life.

The river of life

Is a mass of figures,

Male and female,

Nude.klimt-medizin-1897

Nude

Is the woman

Afloat in space,

Newborn life

At her feet.

At their feet,

Is Hygeia,

Snake coiled

Around her arm,

Cup of Lethe in her hand,

Glorious in scarlet and gold,

Turning her back on mankind.

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Images found on commons.wikimedia.org

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