Television Listings

Poem by teenaged Bob Dylan up for auction

 A hand-written poem by a teenaged Bob Dylan and signed Bobby Zimmerman is seen here in this undated handout photo from Christie
A hand-written poem by a teenaged Bob Dylan and signed Bobby Zimmerman is seen here in this undated handout photo from Christie's Auction House May 19, 2009. The poem goes on auction on June 23 during a Christie's pop culture sale, the auction house said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Handout
— image credit: Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A hand-written poem by a teenaged Bob Dylan and signed Bobby Zimmerman goes on auction on June 23 during a Christie's pop culture sale, the auction house said on Tuesday.

Believed to have been written in 1957 when he was 16, before the singer-songwriter moved to New York and won fame as a folk singer and rock legend, the poem is written in blue ink on both sides of a single sheet of paper, Christie's said.

Born Robert Allen Zimmerman, Dylan grew up in Minnesota. He wrote the poem while away at Herzl Camp, a Jewish summer camp in Wisconsin, and it is the artist's earliest known poem to come to auction, Christie's said. It could fetch $10-15,000.

Titled "Little Buddy," the poem is about the murder of a boy's dog. It reads in part, "But I'll meet my precious buddy up in the sky/ By a tiny narrow grave/ Where the willows sadly wave."

It was written for the camp newspaper and preserved by the editor for more than 50 years. The editor recently donated it back to the camp, which will benefit from the proceeds.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Alan Elsner)

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Holmes on his own case to find the spirit of the season
 
Surgical waits average five months in B.C.
 
Trumpeter Ryan Cole debuts as soloist with Victoria Symphony
Warming to Winter with the Sooke Philharmonic
 
Sooke Community Choir presents a Christmas Past
 
Make Spirits Bright with Barkley Sounds Choir
Forging sea stars for Nanoose Bay Food Bank
 
INSPIRING THE YOUNG
 
Heart and soul remain strong for choir


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Nov 26 edition online now. Browse the archives.