Ernest Dowson tribute

The Friends of Brockley and Ladywell Cemetery are working to restore the grave of the poet Ernest Dowson, who lies buried in Brockley.

On August 2nd at 2pm, there will be an unveiling ceremony by his graveside, featuring a reading by Jad Adams, Author of the biography 'Madder Music, Stronger wine: The Life of Ernest Dowson, Poet and Decadent' followed by a memorial in the cemetery chapel, ending with a toast to celebrate the life of Dowson in the Brockley Jack Theatre.


Anonymous said...

They are not long, the days of wine and roses :
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream

Izzy Tart said...

That beautiful Cynara! she's got a lot to answer for.

Obscure poetry being one thing.

Miss Adelaide said...

Oh, did he write that? Beautiful. I shall go and pay tribute next time I'm in the cemetery ... anyone know rough idea of where his grave is?

Matt-Z said...

Shame this is in the middle of the day on a Monday, otherwise I'd go :(

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