Jim Morrison Handwritten poetry verse unsigned

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Handwritten poetry verse, unsigned, on a light yellow 8 x 2 slip clipped from a larger page. Verse reads, in full: “Camera, as all-seeing god, satisfies our longing for omniscience. To spy on others from this height and angle: pedestrians pass in and out of our lens like rare aquatic insects.” In fine condition, with a couple of light creases.

Although Morrison found fame as the lead singer of the Doors, his true passion was poetry. He famously regarded himself as a writer and poet as much as a singer, with an expressed desire to be taken seriously as a poet. He began writing poetry during his teenage years, and portions of his writings went on to inspire some of the Doors compositions, including ‘Moonlight Drive’ and ‘Love Street.’ This quote can be found in Morrison’s first of book of poetry, The Lords / Notes on Vision, published in 1969…

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