This heartfelt poem to Elizabeth Taylor by Bob Dylan shows the close friendship the pair shared. Dylan did not hide his affection for Taylor, as seen early in his career in his 1962 song I Shall Be Free, he included the lyric I make love to Elizabeth Taylor . . . catch hell from Richard Burton. The poem on this poster, written sometime later, reveals Dylan's continued adoration of her. Plagiarizing the title of the famous 1915 country song, Black Is The Color Of My True Loves Hair, which bears striking reference to Elizabeth Taylor's resemblance, the poem begins I, Pity the Fool, his vanity, THAT STAKES OUT HER HEART TO WIN... , the second verse opens I SEE THE BEAUTY BEYOND THE EYES, BENEATH THE DARLING ACT..., and concludes with the reassurring line You MUST NEVER get downhearted, girl, YOU HAVE THE TRUTH of Ageless Love .
The poster image is derived from a David Gahr photograph, used on the album cover The Essential Bob Dylan, released in 2000.