S.O.S.- The professional Cheerer. Dick neatly sliced by Harley Street, lies helpless in a dull retreat, beside a withered flower, and none can stem the victims tears till Cynthia with 'the Smile that Cheers' is hired by the hour. He flung his pills in the nurse's face and sulks in merited disgrace with spirits chilled to zero, but Cynthia, whose delicious charm blends subtly with Abdulla's balm, Transforms him to a Hero!
The patient “lies helpless” in the hospital bed, revived by the presence of a beautiful woman and a carton of Abdullas. The poem says that the man, Dick, has undergone an operation on Harley Street, a street located in Westmister, London, well-known for its copious doctors, especially surgeons. However, the poem speaks of innuendo – perhaps a man suffering from male impotence until Abdulla rescues him – “Dick … lies helpless in a dull retreat beside a withered flower.” This is supported by the image of the withered flower in the vase, flaccid and drooping, which contrasts with the vibrant, erect flowers the woman holds in her arms beside the Abdullas. The image was illustrated by Swedish artist Einar Nerman (1888-1983), who studied under Matisse.
Female, Health, hospital, Male, man, patient, sex appeal, woman