An obscenity-laden poem written by John Lennon will be put up for auction by the fan who received it almost 30 years ago.

The typed work is made up of a four-letter expletive repeated 104 times around the single word "you." It was sent to poet Susan Baker in 1969 after she wrote to the Beatle requesting a poem. It is signed by Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono.Robert Finan of the auction house Finan & Co. said the poem is too unusual to estimate how much it might bring. The auction will be held Oct. 10 in Wiltshire.

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