Late Jim Morrison Poem Expected to Fetch Five Figures at Auction
Only a few days remain in the bidding war for a handwritten Jim Morrison poem, which was found in the hotel in Paris where the 27-year-old musician died in 1971.
The auction is expected to reach upwards of $60,000 for the poem, which is written on a notebook page. June 25th will mark the end of the auction.
The Doors’ front man is often referred to as an “American Poet,” though his poetic talent is questionable. The recovered poem ends with the words “Last words, Last words out,” according to an article in Pollstar. Simeon Lipman, a music memorabilia specialist, told Pollstar that while he cannot be certain this was Morrison’s final poem, “it was among the last things he ever wrote – certainly.”
The undated poem contains lines referencing death, drugs and alcohol: “I have drunk the drug of forgetfulness.” The poem appears on a page numbered 152, which Lipman says was the final page in the notebook. If Lipman’s assertion is correct, the final lines of the poem come with some added gravitas, especially in light of the fact that the poem was found at the place of Morrison’s untimely and semi-mysterious death.
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