According to WENN, a collection of Elvis Presley's personal handwritten notes and poetry is set to be auctioned off on March 9 in England. His copy of Kahlil Gibran's book, The Prophet, is also up for sale.
One poem the "Hound Dog" singer wrote is about a bird on his windowsill.
"He sang his sweet song so sweetly and paused for a moments lull/I gently raised the window and crushed his f---ing skull," Elvis wrote.
The items will be auctioned at the Omega Auctions sale in Stockport, England.
It's unclear how much the items will go far, but in September 2012, the singer's Bible was auctioned off for $94,600. Surprisingly (or not), his stained underwear only received a bid of $8,000, which was not enough to sell it.
The 'Robin' Poem is in very bad taste and politically incorrect. Elvis never meant for this to be released, especially to the general public. Personally, I think it should be withdrawn from the Auction.
I have always doubted that Elvis himself wrote the poem.
It is recorded that Elvis told this little 'poem'. It is evident that he thought it was hilarious. I do not like the poem, but Elvis his laughter is really infectious!
If everything that was not meant to be released wasn't I would have a lot more room... Admit it, Elvis was a human being, not a perfect god, as some like him to be...
I don't like the poem either, not at all . Agree 100% with what Brian wrote ! Besides, crushing the skull of a bird, in spite of the fact that it's just a line from a poem, is, IMO, not something to be considered as being humorous, on the contrary. Always El.
There is a children's story from the 60's or 70's called "Runaway Ralph" that has a poem entitled "Little Rabbit Froo Froo". In it, the rabbit picks up field mice and bops them on the head. Maybe not quite as drastic as Elvis' poem, but a little over-the-top for children. My point being, we were not in a politically correct world when Elvis was alive and we could take things at face value without thinking that everything uttered from someone was a window to a dark soul. I can easily see Elvis saying this over a real bird that woke him up or just making it up off the cuff and laughing at it like we guys tend to do.
No one loves animals more than I do. I'm still morning the loss of my cat & it's been over a year. Having said that it's just a silly poem & it does not offend me.
There is also a poem written by him about Old Shep, which is older but amusing as well:
"As I took a walk with Old Shep in the park,
only thing he could do was bark,
he showed his teeth to every child,
and was acting more than wild,
There was only one way to put this to a stop,
by getting a rifle in the gun shop"
This should be worth 8000,- as well!..
I see this fit well in with Elvis humor, remember the sketch from Monty Python where this guy played on mice with a hammer ?, and Elvis loved Monty Python . I think this kind of humor only works for someone who loves animals, else it would not seem funny at all, it would not have the surprise effect that is needed to make people laugh . So in a weird way, this show that Elvis would not ever do anything like this, which fits with what we know about him, as he loved animals (horses, monkey, peacocks and dogs to name a few).