A collection of Elvis Presley's personal notes and poetry is set to hit the auction block.

The handwritten messages include a poem in which the Jailhouse Rock icon describes smashing a robin perched on his windowsill.

It reads, "He sang his sweet song so sweetly and paused for a moments lull/ I gently raised the window and crushed his f­**king skull."

Presley's copy of Kahlil Gibran's book The Prophet will also go under the hammer at the Omega Auctions sale in Stockport, England, on 9 March (13).