Syd Barrett poem to be auctioned

Pink Floyd founder's musings to go on sale

Syd Barrett poem to be auctioned
Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd founding member, is to have one of his poems auctioned off this month, a year after his death in June last year.

A pre-Pink Floyd, handwritten poem by Barrett, will go on sale on June 27 at Cambridge's Cheffins Auction Rooms.

The poem was written in 1965, and features an original drawing by Barrett.

The full text of the poem is:

Little Twig isn’t big
To you, but she is
To me.
But however I don’t like it
When she makes faces.
And she seldom talks
When we go to places
And meet people
And sit around.
But she prances at dances
Gets crushes, takes chances
With boys. Wears a hat
No shoes, and they flatter her
Madly. What of that?
Neat, maroon, blue and white
Lace and chord, velvet. Might
Even keep her coat on if its right.
Next week
All change
To purple
Or black
Perhaps.


The work can be currently seen it at Cheffins.co.uk/news.

Barrett retired from Pink Floyd in 1968, and only recorded sporadically in the years immediately following his departure.

He died on July 7, 2006 from complications arising from diabetes, aged 60.

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