Klimt’s Women


Elongated, sinuous forms, golden leafs

Pressed between quivering lips

Caressed by the fugue of your fingertips

Kissed by the intangible touch

Of eyes filled with insatiable desire

Thousands of eager sirens can’t

Quench the thirst of your parched needs

Their elusive, tempting, slippery bodies

Glide silently into all of your dreams

As waves of emotion moisten

Only for a brief, fugitive moment

The inconsolable loneliness you feel


Claudia Moscovici, The Painful Poignancy of Desire (2007)

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I was born in Bucharest, Romania and immigrated to the United States when I was almost twelve years old. Here I obtained an B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph. D. in Comparative Literature from Brown University. At Princeton, I met and fell in love with my husband, Dan. We live in Michigan with our two children, Sophie and Alex. I taught philosophy and literature, focusing on the Romantic period, at Boston University and the University of Michigan. Since 2003, I've been working with a group of international artists on postromanticism, a contemporary art movement that I co-founded with the Mexican sculptor Leonardo Pereznieto. Postromantic artists strive to express beauty, sensuality and passion in their artwork. I do the same in my scholarly book "Romanticism and Postromanticism" (2007) and in a collection of love poems, "The Painful Poignancy of Desire" (2007). If you're interested in taking a look at this art, our website is postromanticism.com. I'm also a fiction writer. My first novel, "Velvet Totalitarianism" (2009), describes a family's survival in communist Romania due to the strength of their love. You can find out more about me and my writing on my author's profile on Notablewriters.com.
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2 Responses to Klimt’s Women

  1. The kiss is one of my favorite pieces of work. I wrote about it one of my latest. Please read: http://thedreamwords.wordpress.com/2010/12/07/as-we-lay/

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